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08 October 2012

Winners of Creative Writing Awards 2012 & Starting points for Competitions 2013


Prof Peter Evans (left) congratulates Fergal Casey.
Christina Hyun, outside Deans' Hall, Berkhamsted School
Prof Peter Evans (left) presents an Award to Jonathan Langley.

Starting points for Awards in 2013

The starting points for the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust’s Creative Writing Awards 2013 were announced at the Graham Greene InternationalFestival 2012.
 
Prose writers must begin with the following words, and continue from there:
 
The wind rocked the car, and spray broke across the traffic-lanes and misted the seaward window....
 
Screenplay writers must embed these words somewhere in their dialogue:
 
The wind rocked the car, and spray broke across the traffic-lanes and misted the seaward window....
 
The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust’s Creative Writing Awards 2013 are offered in the following categories:
 
(i) best prose fiction writer;
 
(ii) best prose thriller writer;
 
(iii) best prose travel writer;
 
(iv) best screenplay writer;
 
(v) best (prose or screenplay) writer under the age of twenty-one years on 1st April 2013;
 
(vi) best (prose or screenplay) Berkhamstedian writer (i.e. a writer who is a pupil at Berkhamsted School on 1st April 2013);
 
(vii) best (prose or screenplay) Old Berkhamstedian writer (i.e. a writer who is a former pupil at Berkhamsted School on 1st April 2013).
 
The closing dates for entries will be 1st April 2013. Each entry shall be written mostly in the English language and shall have a title. Each entry will be a complete work in itself. Each prose text shall be no more than 800 words; each screenplay text shall be written on no more than four sides of A4 paper in a normal font size (e.g. Times New Roman 11pt).
 
Full details and rules may be seen at:
 

Winners of Awards in 2012

At the Festival 2012, prizes were presented by Prof Peter Evans (Queen Mary, University of London, UK) and Prof Neil Sinyard (University of Hull, UK) to the following winners of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust’s Creative Writing Awards 2012:

Fergal Casey (above, top image) (Ballinteer, County Dublin, Ireland) for Best Fiction and Best Screenplay

Christina Hyun (above, middle image) (Issaquah, Washington, USA) for Best Thriller

Jonathan Langley (above, lower image) (South Africa and Oxfordshire, UK) for Best Travel writing

Aimée Boggins (Hertfordshire, England, UK) for Best Berkhamstedian writer.

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