Annetta Berry wins First Novel Prize
The Binding Frame by UEA Creative Writing student Annetta Berry has been announced as the winner of this year’s £1,000 First Novel Prize. Annetta (pictured) is one of the inaugural cohort on UEA’s new MFA in Creative Writing, from which she will graduate in September. Annetta previously gained a BA and a PhD in History of Art from Cambridge University, a Jesus College Foundation Scholarship, Jesus College Academic Prize and a British Academy Award. While working at the National Gallery, her work was nominated for two Interactive BAFTAs. She has also worked at Tate and freelance for the Royal Collection, and his currently a Writer-in-Residence at Houghton Hall in Norfolk. The Binding Frame was also longlisted for the Bath Novel, as was Translation by 2014 Creative Writing MA alumna Lily Meyer.