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Leading literary agency to award non-fiction writing graduates

City University London is pleased to announce that leading literary agency David Higham Associates has partnered with the University to offer a £1,500 prize to a graduate of City’s unique MA in Creative Writing (Non-Fiction).
by Hollie Jenkins

City University London is pleased to announce that leading literary agency David Higham Associates has partnered with the University to offer a £1,500 prize to a graduate of City's unique MA in Creative Writing (Non-Fiction).

The new prize is the first non-fiction award to be sponsored by the literacy agency and will see David Higham Associates provide £1,500 to support one of City's graduate MA Non-Fiction writers as they continue their work on their manuscript.

The first award will be given to a student graduating in 2011.

Andrew Gordon of David Higham says that his agency chose to partner with City following the success of the first two years of the unique programme.

"City is the first UK University to offer a MA programme focusing specifically on non-fiction creative writing and following the success of its recent graduates we wanted to show our support for up-and-coming writers in this field."

Programme Director Julie Wheelwright says that the securing of this prize reflects the industry's recognition of the quality of graduates from the programme.

"We greatly welcome this sponsored award from David Higham Associates, as it inspires our students and reflects that the publishing industry values our graduates as new writers working to a high professional standard."

The prize will only be open to graduates of City's MA in Creative Writing (Non-Fiction).

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