Debut novel award

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A lecturer from the School of English is in the running for the Guardian first book award with her debut novel.

Romantic Moderns was written by Dr Alexandra Harris, Director of the MA in Contemporary Literature, and is one of 10 titles contending for the £10,000 award. The book explores how English writers, painters, gardeners, architects, critics and composers imbued the artistic revolutions of the early 20th century.

The winner will be announced in December.

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