The Doll Factory, by recent UEA graduate Elizabeth MacNeal, has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Caledonia Novel Award, an international award for unpublished and self-published novelists. Elizabeth (pictured) grew up in Edinburgh and read English Literature at Oxford University, where she was a Buccleugh Scholar. After working in the City for several years she joined the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2016, when she was that year’s recipient of the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship. The Caledonia Novel Award is worth £1,000 and a free place on a writing course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre. Elizabeth is also a potter and runs Limehouse Ceramics in London.