Early Career Awards

Desmond Elliott Prize announces shortlist for 2022

The three novels in the running to win £10,000 and be named the year’s best debut novel from across the UK and Ireland

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Weddings and event hire at Dragon Hall


Looking for a unique, historic venue for your special day? The 15th-century Dragon Hall – home to the National Centre for Writing – is a magnificent timbered trading hall and courtyard garden located in the heart of Norwich.

We are fully licensed for weddings and civil partnerships and are also happy to host just your reception and evening party.

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Free writing resource packs!

Case studies

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Case study: Anni Domingo

Case study: Somrita Urni Ganguly

Case Study: Jenny Knight

Case Study: Sally-Anne Lomas

Case Study: Richard Lambert

Good writing knows no borders

Discover KEi Miller, Elif Shafak, Val McDermid, Jackie Kay and Owen Sheers’ selections of exciting writers working in the UK today

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The International Literature Showcase’s  guest curators are exploring the breadth of contemporary writing from the UK.

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