Deborah’s particular genius lay in identifying and supporting talented young people. The Deborah Rogers Foundation (DRF) has therefore been set up in her memory to continue to seek out and nurture that talent. The Board chaired by Lord Berkeley of Knighton, Deborah’s widower, comprises people who knew and loved Deborah, including RCW colleagues and writers Ian McEwan and William Fiennes.
An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work:
- Submissions should take the form of 20-30,000 words of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not under option or contract
- Applications are only open to writers who have not previously published a full length book
- Entrants must write in the English language and reside within the British Commonwealth and Eire
- Submissions should be accompanied with a brief synopsis and a short biographical note
The winner of the Award will be announced by Ian McEwan at the 2016 Hay Festival.
Free to enter