Deepa Anappara wins Bridport First Novel Prize
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by UEA writer Deepa Anappara has been announced as the winner of the Bridport / Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel. Deepa (pictured) is a journalist and editor who graduated this year from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) and has just begun her PhD in Creative & Critical Writing. Her short fiction has won the second prize in the Bristol Short Story Prize, the third prize in the Asham awards, the Asian Writer Short Story prize, and the Dastaan award. The Embalming by Jo Browning Wroe was shortlisted for the award. Jo graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 2003 and is the author of numerous educational titles. She is Creative Writing Supervisor at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and helps with the Cambridge Literary Festival.