Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize Panel

Fri 19 Apr 2024 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Daisy Goodwin
Jo Browning Wroe

Launched in 2010, the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize has gone from strength to strength, seeing many shortlisted and winning authors secure publishing deals. The prize is open to women authors and awards novels that are unputdownable and show literary merit. Join our panel of experts – Sarah Brooks a former winner, this year’s chair of judges Daisy Goodwin, and literary agent Kate Evans – for a fascinating discussion on what makes for a good read, advice on entering the prize, and on the inner workings of the literary world. 

 In conversation with Jo Browning Wroe 

Venue: Old Divinity School

Duration: 1 hour

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4pm | Friday 19 April | Old Divinity School
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Author biography

Daisy Goodwin is a novelist, screenwriter and producer.  She chaired the Women’s Prize in 2010.  Her latest novel Diva about Maria Callas was published in March 2024 by Head of Zeus.   

Kate Evans is an agent representing books and journalism. She studied English Literature and Journalism in Australia and New York and worked variously in music, magazines, and literary festivals before beginning her publishing career at Hachette Australia in 2012. She has worked at the literary agency PFD since 2014. 

Sarah Brooks is a writer living in Leeds. After working in China, Japan and Italy, she returned to Yorkshire to do a PhD on classical Chinese ghost stories, and never left. She won the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize in 2019 for her novel The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands, and a Northern Debut Award from New Writing North in 2021. The novel will be published in 2024 by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in the UK, and Flatiron in the US. 

Chair Biography

Jo Browning Wroe grew up in a crematorium in Birmingham. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and teaches at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education on their Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing. Her debut novel, A Terrible Kindness, was a Sunday Times bestseller shortlisted for the Bridport Peggy Chapman-Andrews award, and longlisted for the Prix du Roman Fnac.