Tom Watson wins Curtis Brown Award
Tom Watson has been named as the recipient of this year’s £1,500 Curtis Brown Award, which is awarded annually to the best student on the UEA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA, as chosen by a panel of Curtis Brown agents. The prize was established by the agency in memory of their colleague Giles Gordon, and was presented to him this week by literary agent Karolina Sutton (pictured). Tom was born in London in 1982 and worked for a number of years trading commodities at a Japanese trading house before joining UEA. He was shortlisted for the 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize and was runner-up for the 2012 Sean O Faolain Prize and is currently completing his first novel.