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Keble student shortlisted to win prize for best novel.

Wednesday 25 April 2007

Heather McRobie (3rd year History and Politics at Keble College) has been shortlisted for the Hélène du Coudray prize for the best novel written by an undergraduate at a UK university. Hélène du Coudray was a student at Lady Margaret Hall  in 1925 and while still a student won an open competition for the best novel written by an undergraduate at Oxford or Cambridge; the current prize is a revival, extended to include all UK universities, sponsored by Middlesex University. This is its first year of the competition. The prize for the winner is publication by the Maia Press. The judges of the prize are Fay Weldon and Tobias Hill.

In conjunction with the prize giving, which takes place this Saturday 28 April, LMH is holding a Literary Festival. The full price for the festival, which includes a nice buffet lunch with wine is £22.50, but Oxford students are being allowed the opportunity to attend, with no lunch, for £5. If students would like lunch the charge, including festival entry is £14.

All welcome, students or full price attendees, booking is essential as some of the sessions are nearly full or contact development@lmh.ox.ac.uk for more information.