Rosalind Laker Prize for Creative Writing

The Department is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Rosalind Laker prize for Creative Writing is Hannah Murphy, who graduated recently.

The Rosalind Laker Prize for Creative Writing is an annual award established by Mrs Sue Keane and Mr Paul Ovstedal in 2013 in memory of their mother, Barbara Ovstedal, who wrote under the pen name ‘Rosalind Laker’. The prize is to recognise the best piece of creative writing produced by a final year undergraduate student in the School of Literature & Languages.  Hannah was given her award at our prize-giving event just after graduation. Unfortunately this year, neither Sue or Paul are able to join us, but they have been sent Hannah’s dissertation ‘Forty Minutes Outside of Paris’ to read.

 Professor Grace Ioppolo writes: I’m absolutely delighted to congratulate Hannah on her tremendous and well-earned double achievement. She has always combined intellectual curiosity and rigour with dedication and with thoughtful and infectious enthusiasm and energy. My colleagues have repeatedly told me how highly they think of her academic work and what a wonderful student she has been to teach. I have no doubt that she will become a major name in creative writing and wish her every success.

About English Literature at Reading

The Department of English Literature at Reading has been an internationally recognised centre for research and teaching in English Studies for over a hundred years. Our teaching system, with its emphasis on seminars and tutorial work, encourages our students to discuss ideas with tutors and other students in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. All of our students have access to dedicated study advisors; our academic placement scheme and 'professional track' programme provide invaluable preparation for subsequent careers.
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