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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Exeter Novel Prize

Well, yesterday was the day, and what a day!

We all convened at the historic St Stephen's Church to find out who had won the third Exeter Novel Prize. It's always a tense time, waiting to find out who has won a competition. But, before we announced the winner, we had to make the point that all six of our shortlisted authors were winners because being in the last six out of 340 surely makes you a winner?

So - huge congratulations to Lucy Welch, Lucy Ayrton, Louise Mangos, Lizzie Lamb, Mark Dlugash and Christopher Holt for doing so well, and an additional cheer for Lucy Welch who was the winner of winners.

There is a full report and also a lot of pictures on the CreativeWritingMatters website, so do please pop over and take a look?


Here are the shortlisted authors. Left to right: Lucy Ayrton, Louise Mangos, Lucy Welch, Lizzie Lamb and Christopher Holt. Mark Dlugash couldn't join us because he was in Los Angeles. Maybe next year, Mark?