The Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre, under the directorship of Professor Blake Morrison, was set up to encourage new writing, to stimulate debate about literature and to create links between the different parts of Goldsmiths where creative writing takes place. The Centre hosts a series of literary readings and discussions, and future plans include conferences, master classes and residential courses. The immediate focus is on the Goldsmiths Prize and the events associated with it.
The Goldsmiths Prize was established to celebrate the qualities of creative daring associated with the College and to reward fiction that breaks the mould or opens up new possibilities for the novel form. Accordingly, the annual prize of £10,000 will be awarded to a book that is deemed genuinely novel and which embodies the spirit of invention that characterises the genre at its best.
Find out more at gold.ac.uk/goldsmiths-prize/