Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize Win: The Highlight of My Month

2015-5-14 Lucy Cavendish Prize, Emily with Janet Todd
With Professor Janet Todd, President of Lucy Cavendish College (Copyright: Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge)

In what has been a very busy month, writing-wise, it was an absolute treat to attend the dinner for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2015 on 14 May – and a huge surprise to win!

Having enjoyed reading their novel extracts so much, it was great to meet the four other writers shortlisted for the prize (Tracy Kuhn, Amy Spencer, Sonia Velton and Rebecca Welshman), the prize judges who were able to attend that evening (literary agent Nelle Andrew and bestselling author Allison Pearson), as well as Professor Janet Todd, president of Lucy Cavendish College.

An added delight was having the chance to share all this with my close friend and Something Rhymed collaborator Emma Claire Sweeney. Emma and I have been supporting each other’s ‘writing journeys’ for well over a decade now, and she has seen me through so many ups and downs. So this made her the obvious person to ask along as my guest for the evening. Having Emma there to celebrate with me made the whole experience extra special.

2015-5-14 Lucy Cavendish Prize, Emily with Emma
With Emma – thanks to all the help she’s given me along the way, it felt like a joint-achievement. (Copyright: Lucy Cavendish College)

 

4 thoughts on “Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize Win: The Highlight of My Month

  1. Many many congratulations Emily – very happy for you. Regards to Emma as well. Love from Julie x

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