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Former Refugee Ocean Vuong Wins the £25,000 T S Eliot Prize For Poetry

Vietnamese American writer Vuong was presented with a cheque for £25,000 at the ceremony at the Wallace Collection in central London on the 15th of January) for Night Sky With Exit Wounds.

Bill Herbert, chair of the judges, described Vuong as a “significant voice” and his collection as dealing “with the aftermath of war and migration over three generations”. “It is a compellingly assured debut, the definitive arrival of a significant voice,” Herbert said.

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Doctor Who Composer Delia Derbyshire Receives Posthumous Honorary PHD

Delia Derbyshire, a key member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, has posthumously received an honorary doctorate from Conventry University. Derbyshire was born in Conventry in 1937 and later attended Cambridge University for math and music with the aid of a scholarship. It was in 1962 that she created the Doctor Who theme from a written score by Ron Grainer, though due to BBC policies and the male-dominated industry, she was not giving a writing credit on the song.

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Kickstarter: 'Words In Sight', A Narrative Photography Book by Gillian Hyland

Gillian Hyland is an award winning Fine Art photographer living in London. ‘Words in Sight’ will be a self-published stunning selection of photographs and poems by the artist, spanning ten years of work. The narrative photography series has been inspired by poetry written by the artist over the past decade and will showcase for the first time the pictures with the words together, giving a deeper perspective and insight into the series.

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Graeae Playwriting Programme Launches Search for BAME Writers

Write to Play is an exciting initiative from Graeae, to cultivate and promote D/deaf and disabled writers. Since its inception, the programme has developed the careers of 20 writers, including Jackie Hagan, whose first play Cosmic Scallies was developed through the programme, and co-produced by Graeae and the Royal Exchange Manchester this August.

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Job: Digital Marketing Manager, Roundhouse

This is an exciting time to join the Roundhouse as they embark on an ambitious new business plan and digital strategy. They are looking for an innovative digital marketer who can play a key role in devising this strategy and developing their digital channels.

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Authors Donate Towards Auction for Grenfell Tower

Authors, together with agents and editors, are coming together for an online auction to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

All 120 flats of the West London block were destroyed in the blaze last Wednesday (14th June), with the death toll currently standing at 58 and expected to rise.

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