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Irish Names On The Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize Longlist 2020

Lucy Cavendish College, part of the University of Cambridge, has published a longlist for its annual Fiction Prize, now celebrating its 10th year. The 2020 Fiction Prize longlist reflects the variety and wealth of literary talent amongst unpublished female writers aged 21 and over. This year, there are three Irish names on the list: Patricia McGrath for The Peninsula, Aoife Fitzpatrick for An Arrangement in Grey & Black, and Mary McMahon The Resurrection of Benedict Kelly.

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Over 400 entries were received for the 2020 Fiction Prize, which is now in its 10th year. The final shortlist of authors will be announced later this year. The 2020 judging panel consists of Jackie Ashley, political journalist, broadcaster and Honorary Fellow of the College; Clio Cornish, Editorial Director for Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House; Nelle Andrew, literary agent; Gillian Stern, editor and ghost-writer; Lindsey Traub, Emeritus Fellow;  Sophie Hannah, poet, crime writer and Honorary Fellow; and Tim Bates, from literary agent sponsor PFD. Allison Pearson, journalist and author will chair the panel.

For full details, see https://www.fictionprize.co.uk/.

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