Crowhurst nominated for Times Breakthrough Award

Crowhurst nominated for Times Breakthrough Award

Author Anna-Marie Crowhurst has been nominated for a Times Breakthrough Award at this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

The annual contest celebrates the best from the arts world including literature, music, theatre and film.

In the Times category for rising stars in their fields, The Illumination of Ursula Flight author Crowhurst (Allen and Unwin) is pitted against singer Freya Ridings, opera star Nadine Benjamin and artist Haroon Mirza.

For the literature category, Diana Evans is nominated for Ordinary People (Chatto & Windus) alongside Kudos by Rachel Cusk (Faber) and The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman (rivverun).

In TV drama, "Killing Eve", the thriller adapted from Luke Jennings' novel Codename Villanelle, and David Nicholls' adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels are up against "A Very English Scandal".

The awards, now in their 23rd year, will take place on 7th July at the Savoy Hotel in London.