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Women’s Prize partner NatWest launch new podcast mini-series

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In the run-up to the announcement of the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction on 9th September, our sponsor NatWest has launched a new podcast mini-series celebrating the joys of reading and writing. You can listen to the first episode here, A quiet revolution: How reading supports mental well-being featuring 2020 judge Viv Groskop who discusses the positive mental impact of reading with Debbie Hicks, creative director of literacy charity The Reading Agency, and author Natalie Haynes, whose novel, A Thousand Ships, is shortlisted for the prize this year.

For 2020, the Women’s Prize for Fiction Trust is partnering with NatWest and Curtis Brown to launch Discoveries, a unique programme searching for the most talented and original new female writing voices in the UK and Ireland.

“The Discoveries prize is a novel writing prize for women,” says Anna Davis, founder and managing director at Curtis Brown Creative writing school. “It is being run jointly by the Women’s Prize for Fiction Trust, the Curtis Brown Literary Agency and Curtis Brown Creative, and also working with NatWest. There will be an overall winner of the prize but there will also be mentoring opportunities available for people, there will be places on our courses; we are looking to find talented novelists who are not already published.” Anyone interested in entering can find out more here.

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