Thriller writer Harriet Tyce, whose debut novel Blood Orange will be published in February by Wildfire, is sponsoring a place on City University’s The Novel Studio course.
Tyce will pay for one applicant from a low-income household to take part in year-long course, which will start in the autumn term of 2019.
The Novel Studio is part of City’s programmes of short courses and has been running since 2004. It takes on 15 students, who are helped to develop their novels by professional writers and editors, every year.
Tyce was a student on the course 2009/10 and went on to gain a place on the MA Crime Fiction at UEA, where she received a distinction. Her novel Blood Orange was pre-empted by Wildfire last year and has since sold in ten territories around the world, including North America (Grand Central), Germany (Random House), Italy (Mondadori) and Spain (Penguin Random House).
Speaking of her time at City, Harriet said “The Novel Studio course was where I had the privilege of starting my writing career. I’m very excited to work with Emily Pedder [the course director] in setting up a scholarship to give other writers that same opportunity, and I’m looking forward to seeing the talent that’s going to emerge through it.”
More information about the scholarship is available on the City University website.