Tuesday, 27 May 2014

2014 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize Winner Announced

Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize


The winner of the 2014 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize for best first novel was Joanna Merifield with her novel 'THE SECOND GARDEN', a miniature portrait of a family in extreme pain, as experienced by a young teenage daughter.

On the night, literary agent Madeleine Milburn said ‘The control in the writing is flawless. The child, Stella, has a complex point of view – some of it conscious and articulated, some intuitive, but her sensitivity is entirely convincing. This is a beautifully written observation of conflicted love; how we connect as human beings and how we fail to connect.’

Congratulations to Joanna, and to all of the talented writers who made the shortlist below.



Lilian Butterwick  - A SILENT WORLD

Annette Gordon - WHEN I WAS LOVED

Joanna Merifield - THE SECOND GARDEN

Anni Domingo - BREAKING THE MAAFA CHAIN

Gail Honeyman - ELEANOR OLIPHANT

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