Irish writer, Aoife Fitzpatrick has won the 2020 Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize for her novel An Arrangement in Grey and Black, out of a field of 400 entries, the second highest in the history of the prize. She prevailed over a shortlist of six novels to win the prestigious prize. Fitzpatrick is a native of Dublin. Her short stories have been published in Southword, Books Ireland, and by the Welsh independent publisher, Cinnamon Press. Winner of the inaugural Books Ireland short-story award, she has also won the Séan O’Faoláin Prize, the Elizabeth Jolley Prize and the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year award. She read English Studies at Trinity College, Dublin, and graduated with a MFA in Creative Writing at University College Dublin in 2019. The Arts Council of Ireland has supported her novel, An Arrangement in Grey & Black, with a literature bursary for 2020. Full details of the prize can be found at fictionprize.co.uk.