Fiction Prize Festival - SOLD OUT

Location: Wood-Legh Room, Strathiard, Lucy Cavendish College

Date(s): Sat 19 January - Sat 19 January

Time: 10:00 - 9:00

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At Lucy Cavendish College, we have a strong tradition of supporting and celebrating creative writers – especially helping unpublished authors to achieve success. The Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize is testament to this, as the catalyst for numerous bestselling debuts and emerging literary talent. The College takes this one step further this year, with its first Fiction Prize Festival. This is an excellent opportunity to enter the writing and publishing worlds, hear from and talk to the experts, and learn how to debut your bestseller. Open to everyone!



•  Talks, workshops and panel discussions

•  One-to-one mentoring with experts

•  Book signings and networking drinks

•  Lunch and an optional dinner, in the tradition of a Cambridge College Formal Hall


  • Sophie Hannah, internationally bestselling novelist

  • Lesley Sanderson (The Orchid Girls)

  • Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott (Swan Song)

  • Frances Maynard (The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr)

  • Laura Marshall (Friend Request and Three Little Lies)

  • Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton, coming soon)

  • Nelle Andrew and Laura McNeill, literary agents at Peters Fraser and Dunlop

  • Sarah Savitt, Deputy Publisher at Virago

  • Lucy Malagoni, Publishing Director for Sphere at Little, Brown UK

  • Katy Loftus, Editorial Director at Viking UK

  • Gillian Stern, editor and ghost-writer

  • Jackie Ashley, journalist and broadcaster

  • Allison Pearson, bestselling novelist and chair of the Fiction Prize judges

Pre-booking is required, and student tickets are discounted. Book here.

Enquiries and booking:

Please book here.

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