This was the heading in The Times (16 January) linked to a column by the education correspondent, Nicola Woolcock, in the run-up to the announcement of the TS Eliot Prize. The link is here, although the online version has a less controversial heading!
- 12 out of the 17 on the shortlist of those with the Masters Degree in Creative Writing were women.
- 7 (of these?) attended UEA.
- 5 of the 17 (men and women) have been contenders in the Costa First Novel Award since 2005.
'The idea has taken root that writing can be taught as well or badly as acting, painting and dancing,' he concluded.
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