Institute student wins inaugural publication prize

18 July 2014

UCL Institute of Archaeology (Image courtesy of Lisa Daniel)

Institute undergraduate student Lucy Smith has won second prize in the inaugural UCL Publisher's Prize for student writing.

This new award was launched earlier this year with the aim of discovering a new generation of literary talent among the current student body, with submissions being assessed by students from UCL's Centre for Publishing MA programme as well as three guest judges from the publishing industry.

Congratulations are given to Lucy who won the prize for her story entitled Bud. Rose. Thorn. which has been described as "a fairytale-esque piece about a newspaper reporter following a story of missing children to its chilling conclusion".

The shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology which will be launched at an event in London at the end of September.

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Lucy is undertaking a BA in Archaeology, and is currently on fieldwork on the collaborative palaeolithic fieldwork project in Jersey, led by the Institute's Matt Pope. Fieldwork is a core element of all of the undergraduate degrees at the Institute of Archaeology. Students taking the BA in Archaeology are required to undertake a minimum of 70 days on field projects for which financial support is provided.