Jenny Uglow Wins Hawthornden Prize for Literature
RCW is thrilled to announce that Jenny Uglow has been awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2018 for her "outstanding biography of a secretive genius" Mr Lear.
The award was presented on behalf of the Hawthornden Literary Retreat by Christopher Reid, chairman of the judges, at a reception at the London Library.
The Hawthornden Prize rewards works of ‘imaginative literature’ whether prose or poetry. It was established in 1919 and shares the honour of being Britain’s oldest literary award. Previous winners have included Colm Tóibín, Ali Smith, Alan Bennett, Claire Tomalin, V. S. Naipaul, Ted Hughes, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and Vita Sackville-West.
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(Agent for Jenny Uglow: Gill Coleridge)