UEA alumna Sarah Hesketh has been included in the shortlist of five for this year’s Kim Scott Walwyn Prize, which celebrates exceptional women in publishing.
Sarah (pictured) obtained a BA in English Literature from Merton College, Oxford, where she served as president of the University Poetry Society. She graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at UEA in 2007 and published her first full collection of poetry, ‘Napoleon’s Travelling Bookshelf’ in 2009, for which she was highly commended in the 2010 Forward Prize. For five years she was the Assistant Director at English PEN and in 2013 she was poet-in-residence with Age Concern. She is nominated for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize for her work in organizing public events as a freelance project manager at The Poetry Translation Centre. The prize was founded in honour of Kim Scott Walwyn, a publishing director at Oxford University Press, who died in 2002 at the age of 45. It is managed by Booktrust and sponsored by the Society of Young Publishers and the Publishers Training Centre.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Free Word Centre in London on 13th May.