The Chronicle team has put together a team of expert judges to choose a winner in each of our three Creative Prize categories: poetry, visual art and short fiction. With our winners shortly to be announced and our prizes awarded, we are delighted to introduce you to our panel!
Lucy Durneen’s short stories, poetry and non-fiction have been published across the UK, Europe, America and Asia, in journals including World Literature Today, Hotel Amerika, The Amorist, and Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and Highly Commended in the Manchester Fiction Prize, while her non-fiction has been adapted for broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2017. Her first short story collection, Wild Gestures, was published by Australian press MidnightSun in 2017. It won Best Short Story Collection at the Saboteur Awards in London and is currently long-listed for the Edge Hill Prize.
Dr. Jane Partner is a Fellow Commoner, College Teaching Associate and Director of Studies in English at Trinity Hall and a College Teaching Associate at St John’s College as well as an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of English. Jane read English Literature as an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, before studying Art History for a year at the Courtauld Institute, University of London. Returning to Cambridge she took the MPhil in British Literature 1700-1830, and completed a PhD that combined her literary and visual interests. Jane’s research spans the fields of English Literature and the History of Art, often concerning interdisciplinary interrelations between texts, images and objects. Her PhD thesis, which is currently in preparation for publication as Poetry and Vision in Early Modern England, reveals the ways in which seventeenth-century English poets used ideas about vision derived from visual art, optical science, theology and philosophy to examine the emergent conceptions of the subjective and objective.
Jo Browning Wroe writes for educational publishers in the UK and the US and has received awards in both countries. Her most recent project, Graphic Lives, a set of three graphic novels, demystifying the therapy process for troubled teenagers, was published by Speechmark. She has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA and her recently completed novel was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize last year. She writes occasional features for the New Statesman and the Church Times. She is Creating Writing Supervisor at Lucy Cavendish College, and is involved with the Cambridge and Dubai Literary Festivals.