Published: 29 July 2016 at 11:27
Helen’s story ‘pierces the heart without remorse’, says judge Gloria Vanderbilt
Anglia Ruskin University academic Dr Helen Marshall has won a prestigious short story prize judged and sponsored by American socialite and writer Gloria Vanderbilt.
The Carter V Cooper Short Fiction competition, named in honour of Gloria Vanderbilt’s late son, is open to all Canadian writers and Dr Marshall has received $5,000 after her story The Gold Leaf Executions was named best work by an established writer.
A gala awards evening will be held in Toronto in September and the work of all shortlisted authors will appear in an anthology published by Exile Editions.
Writing in the preface of the anthology, Gloria Vanderbilt said:
Dr Marshall, Lecturer in Creative Writing and Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University, said:
Dr Marshall’s debut novel Everything that is Born, inspired by her research into medieval manuscripts during the time of the Black Death, has been bought by publishers Random House Canada.