The 2017 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize is now completed.  The closing date was 10 February 2017 and details of our winner, Sarah Ward, and shortlisters can be found here

Details for the 2018 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize will appear here as soon as they are available (likely to be late September/early October 2017).

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About Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

Lucy Cavendish is the only women's college in Europe exclusively for students aged 21 or over, and a unique part of the University of Cambridge. Its undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over sixty countries, and a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Many have changed careers or overcome significant challenges in order to reach University. The College is particularly strong in Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, the Social Sciences and English.

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Vicki Jarrett, Shortlisted Author

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"The Fiction Prize shortlisting was very important to me at an early stage of my writing career." Vicki Jarrett, 2016

Our Fiction Prize

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Just how did we choose our winner?

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