23 May 2019

Meet our latest HW Fisher Novel-Writing Scholar

HW Fisher team and Emma HardingFrom left: Andrew Subramaniam (HW Fisher), Emma Harding and Barry Kernon (HW Fisher)
by Katie Smart Events, From Our Students

We’re pleased to announce that Emma Harding has been awarded the HW Fisher Scholarship for her novel-in-progress When I Love You I am Sick. Emma has won a fully-funded place on our 3-month novel-writing course taught by Charlotte Mendelson in London. Emma is the seventh talented writer of limited financial means to study on one of our selective entry London-based creative writing courses with their fee fully-paid by HW Fisher & Company Chartered Accountants.

When I Love You I am Sick is a love story that unfolds in the idiosyncratic world of Ingrid, a compulsive doubter who begins to uncover the shocking truth of the circumstances surrounding her mother’s death.

At CBC we were impressed by Emma’s witty and compelling narrative voice. We’re thrilled that she’s joined our Spring novel-writing course.

Emma told us: ‘I feel extremely lucky and thrilled to be on this course. The opportunity to listen and share with fellow students whose common goal is to make every single one of our novels the best it can be is really felt in every session. I owe a huge thank you to the generosity of HW Fisher, and to Charlotte Mendelson our brilliant and encouraging tutor, and the Curtis Brown Creative team for selecting and inviting me.’

The CBC team would like to thank HW Fisher for their ongoing support of our courses through this scholarship program, which has been running since Autumn 2015. The HW Fisher sponsorship of CBC started when Andrew Subramanium, a partner in HW Fisher’s media group, working with an impressive roll-call of writers, musicians and artists, got talking to CBC’s MD Anna Davis. That first conversation, over three years ago, quickly led to the development of a scholarship programme that has funded two students per year ever since.

Here at CBC we are dedicated to finding talented writers and helping them to get the best out of their novels. It’s very important for us to find writers through scholarship programmes who would not otherwise have been able to take our courses, and we are absolutely delighted that two of our previous HW Fisher scholars have already gone on to get book deals. Our spring 2018 scholar Kiare Ladner had her debut novel Nightshift snapped up by Picador whilst she was studying with us. And our scholar of 2016, Louise McCreesh, now has a deal with Hodder & Stoughton for Cracked, the novel she was writing on the course.

Take a look at the scholarship places we currently have open for application here.

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