The beginning of the year saw not one but three book launches for Gold Dust graduates. Guinevere Glasfurd – mentored by Louise Doughty, Shelley Weiner and Sally Cline – launched her first novel The Words in my Hand at Heffers, Cambridge; Joyce Gould, mentored by Sally Cline, launched her book Witchfinder General in the House of Lords and Rosie Nixon (taught by Jill Dawson) will be launching her new novel The Stylist at Soho House in February. There was further good news: Louisa Carter, mentored by Jill Dawson, has her novel shortlisted for the prestigious Mslexia Novel Award. Congratulations to Louisa, who has now been approached by several agents. Gold Dust graduates continue to go from strength to strength.