October 2012

For the second year in a row, distinguished biographer Sally Cline has helped a writer she mentored to reach the shortlist of the prestigious Tony Lothian prize, for first time biographers, organised by the Biographers’ Club.  Recent Gold Dust graduate Jane Willis’s proposed biography, Marguerite, Byron and the Literary Factory, focuses on the life and writings of the scandalous and artistic Countess of Blessington, novelist, travel writer, poet and editor. Congratulations to Sally Cline and to Jane Willis and best of luck for the prize – announced on November 13th.