Bristol Prize

Marli Roode triumphs at Manchester Literature Festival

October 26, 2009   Joe Melia

Marli Roode, short listed for the 2009 Bristol Short Story Prize with the atmospheric and powerful ‘Second Thoughts’,  has come away with a coveted award at the recent Manchester Literature Festival. The  Festival’s  ‘Is there a Novelist in the House?’ event saw six contenders read extracts from novels in progress in front of an esteemed judging panel : Rebecca Swift from The Literary Consultancy, Cannongate’s Dan Franklin and novelist Sherry Ashworth. The prize up for grabs was £250 and the chance for extensive feedback on their work. Marli was declared the winner in front of a packed audience in the committee room of Manchester Library. Many congratulations to her.


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