25/05/2018

Deepa Anappara wins Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize

Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line by UEA writer Deepa Anappara has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, one week after winning the Deborah Rogers Writers’ Award for debut authors. Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize is worth £1,500 and rewards an unpublished female author. Deepa (pictured) is a journalist and editor who graduated last year from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA and has since joined the PhD in Creative & Critical Writing. Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line was the winner of the 2017 Bridport / Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel as well as the Deborah Rogers Award. Two other UEA alumnae were shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize: Poppy Sebag-Montefiore for Listeners, and Lauren Van Schaik for Joplin. Emily Ruth Ford (MA 2017) and Emma Rhind-Tutt (MA 2013) were longlisted. The 2015 Prize was won by UEA alumna Emily Midorikawa (MA 2005), while Kathryn Simmonds (MA 2002) was shortlisted in 2012 and Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott (MA 2017) in 2016

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