Nicola White Wins Dundee International Book Prize
Nicola White, recipient of a 2009 New Writers Award, received the Dundee International Book Prize for her novel, In the Rosary Garden. In The Rosary Garden is a crime thriller inspired by a true case of infanticide in 1980s Ireland. Nicola worked on the book with the help of her NWA, under the mentorship of Maggie McKernan. Although this is her first novel to be published, Nicola has had her short stories published widely and broadcast on radio. Listen to one of her stories, Something in the Pause, here and read another, Working at It, here.
The Dundee International Book Prize is the most lucrative award for debut novelists in the UK. Nicola received a cash prize of £10,000 and has had her novel published by Cargo Publishing. More than 350 entries were judged by a panel that included actor Brian Cox, TV personality Lorraine Kelly and Costa Prize-winning novelist AL Kennedy.