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Dan Hemingway prize

The winner of the Dan Hemingway Prize for 1999/2000 will be announced at a presentation this week (Thursday 16 March).

The Prize was initiated by Dr and Mrs Hemingway in 1992 after their son Dan, a former St Andrews undergraduate, was killed in a cycling accident near Oxford on Christmas Eve in 1991. The Prize offers £300 in return for the best, original short story submitted by a St Andrews undergraduate.

Dan’s passion was literature, of all styles and periods, and he first started to write short stories and novels at the age of 16. The Prize is intended as an encouragement to other young writers who have the promise and ambition to make a lasting contribution to literature.

The prize, which received nearly 40 entries, was judged by John Burnside, Professors Douglas Dunn, Robert Crawford and Susan Sellers of the School of English and Mrs Sue Hemingway. The winner will be announced at a reception hosted by Acting Principal Professor Colin Vincent at 5.15pm on Thursday 16 March 2000 in the Regents Room, Hamilton Hall, University of St Andrews.

NOTE TO EDITORS:- You are invited to send a reporter/photographer to the presentation which will be held on Thursday 16 March 2000 at 5.15pm in the Regents Room, Hamilton Hall, University of St Andrews.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07887 650072 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: danhemingway/standrews/chg/13march2 000/PR1906

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