Lucy Caldwell, who has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London, has won the 2011 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize.
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We Are Three Sisters opened in The Viaduct Theatre, Halifax and will be going on tour across the UK. Click here for tour dates.
Beth Guilding and Roxanna Drayson, ECL finalists in 2009-10, won second and third prize in the International Emory Elliot Essay Competition, organised by the Literary Encyclopedia! See http://www.litencyc.com/prizewinners2010.php for more news, and to read their essays - both of these had been written for the course "Literature in Question: Writing Since WWII".
And if that wasn't enough.... the previous year Thomas McMullen had won first prize for the same competition, also with an essay written for "Literature in Question"! (Tom's essay is at: http://www.litencyc.com/prizewinners2009.php)
Lucia Boldrini (course tutor) and Beth were interviewed about this by Mira Vogel and Fotis Begklis, and although Lucia is very embarrassed about her gesticulation and apparent biting of nails, she has reluctantly agreed to have the video uploaded.
ECL student Sophie Corser, who is studying on the MA Comparative Literary Studies and admits being obsessive about Ulysses, has been awarded a scholarship of 970 Euros by the Dublin James Joyce Summer School to attend the School's week-long programme of lectures, seminars and social activities. She'll be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Professor Anne Fogarty, Fritz Senn, Maud Ellmann. School information at: http://www.joycesummerschool.ie/
Well done Sophie!
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