The 2020 McKitterick Prize – Celebrating debut novelists over 40

Last year, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott won the McKitterick Prize for her debut novel, Swan Song. Join her in conversation with some of our 2020 McKitterick Prize shortlistees – Claire Adam (Golden Child); Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton) and Regina Porter (The Travelers).

Broadcast live by the Society of Authors in Week Ten of the SoA @ Home Festival on 23 June 2020.

Claire Adam – Author, McKitterick Prize shortlistee 2020
Claire Adam was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She was educated in the US and now lives in London with her husband and two children. Golden Child is her first novel.
Twitter: @claire_trini

Sara Collins  – Author, McKitterick Prize shortlistee 2020
Sara Collins studied law at the London School of Economics and worked as a lawyer for seventeen years. In 2014 she embarked upon the Creative Writing Masters at Cambridge University, where she won the 2015 Michael Holroyd Prize of Re-creative Writing and was shortlisted for the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Prize for a book inspired by her love of gothic fiction. This turned into her first novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton.
Twitter: @mrsjaneymac


Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott (presenter) – Author, McKitterick Prize winner 2019
A graduate of UEA’s Prose Fiction MA, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott was the winner of the 2015 Bridport Prize Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award, and was shortlisted for the Historical Novel Society, Myriad Editions and Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prizes.  Her debut novel SWAN SONG was published in 2018 by Penguin Random House/ Hutchinson.  It was longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, shortlisted for the Goldsboro Glass Bell Award, and was the winner of the Society of Authors’ McKitterick Prize. 
Twitter: @kgjephcott

Regina Porter – Author, McKitterick Prize shortlistee 2020
Regina Porter is an award-winning playwright and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. She was born in Savannah, Georgia and lives in Brooklyn. The Travelers is her first novel.
Twitter: @ReginaMPorter