Published: 17 November 2014 at 11:39
Anglia Ruskin graduate’s historical fiction to be published in UK and Germany
Anglia Ruskin University graduate Guinevere Glasfurd is celebrating after her debut novel was snapped up by publishers Two Roads, an imprint of John Murray Press.
Guinevere, who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin in 2011 and lives in Waterbeach, near Cambridge, will see The Words in My Hand published in hardback in early 2016.
Set in the 17th century Dutch Republic, The Words in My Hand tells the story of Helena Jans van der Strom, a Dutch servant girl, her relationship with René Descartes and their daughter – a story hidden at the time, and almost entirely lost from history since.
Lisa Highton, Publisher of Two Roads, said:
Guinevere, who has already seen the German rights to The Words in My Hand acquired by publishers Ullstein, said:
After graduating with a distinction from the MA Creative Writing in 2011, Guinevere was awarded a place on the Writers’ Centre Norwich Escalator programme. Her short fiction has been published in Mslexia, The Scotsman and in an anthology from the National Galleries of Scotland, and earlier this year she won the TLC’s Pen Factor Award.
Speaking about her study at Anglia Ruskin, Guinevere added:
Laura Dietz, Course Leader for the MA in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin, said: