CNW student Thomas Lee wins PFD literature prize

A student from The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing has been awarded a literature prize for his unfinished post-Brexit novel.

Thomas Lee was handed the PFD prize for Best Fiction on 9 December at the Literature Live: Annual Caroline Chisolm Reading, presented by Sara Collins.

The Matter of Britain is a story not far removed from the reality of today, exploring climate change and toxic masculinity, transporting the legend of King Arthur into a dystopian environment.

“I was very grateful to Peters Fraser and Dunlop for thinking that a story with dragons and magic in it was deserving of their prestigious award,” Thomas said.

Read more about Thomas in the Manchester Anthology.

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