Nicola White Shortlisted for Dundee International Book Prize 2013
Nicola White recieved her New Writers Award in 2008 which facilitated her continued work on the novel, In the Rosary Garden. Five years on, we are thrilled to hear that this grisly tale set in the grounds of a convent school in 1980s Dublin has been shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize 2013.
The winner of the prize will recieve a publishing deal with Cargo and ten thousand pounds cash - the largest prize sum available for unpublished work in the UK. This year's judges will include literary agent Clare Alexander, award-winning architect Sir Norman Foster, TV presenter and author Lorraine Kelly, COSTA prize-winning author A.L. Kennedy and Brian Cox, Hollywood actor and Dundee University rector.
With such a high calibre of writing on this years' shortlist, judging has become an unenviable task. When questioned on the matter, Dundee City Council city development convener Councillor Will Dawson stated, “The increasing quality of the entries proves that the Dundee International Book Prize is gaining in stature to become a well recognised event in the literary calendar.”
An ebook of the shortlisted titles will be available soon which can be accessed by searching for ‘Dundee International Book Prize’ on Amazon, or in hard copy format from Literary Dundee, 6th Floor, Tower Building, University of Dundee.