Amy Sackville wins major fiction prize

Amy Sackville photoAmy Sackville, Associate Lecturer on  A215 Creative Writing, has won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize for her first novel The Still Point. 
The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, was founded in honour of the writer John Llewellyn Rhys, who was killed in action in World War II, and is open to British and Commonwealth writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, aged 35 or under, at the time of publication. The prize is worth £5,000 to the winner.

Claire Allfree, chair of judges said: ‘We are thrilled that Amy Sackville has won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize this year with her debut novel The Still Point. Her ambitious, beautifully constructed book encapsulates all the qualities of a young, emerging writer that the Prize seeks to celebrate: it has a huge imaginative scope, it tells its story in unexpected, subtle ways and her use of language took our breath away. She is a writer of seemingly limitless promise and, amid some tough competition, a thoroughly deserving winner.’

Amy is interviewed in The Guardian and Telegraph.

Find out more about the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.

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