Earlier drafts of The Eyes that Look were selected for the long lists of two competitions organised for first novels.
In 2016, for the Exeter First Novel Award, a prize given annually under the auspices of Creative Writing Matters.
In 2018, for the Virginia Prize for New Writing by Women in English, an international prize given biennially by Aurora Metro Press.
Celia Brayfield is an acclaimed novelist and the author of the manual WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION (2014) from Bloomsbury Academic.
At Bath Spa University Celia is a Senior Lecturer teaching the Historical Fiction module of the Masters in Creative Writing. During the course she acted as my manuscript tutor.
Celia called the completed draft ‘a marvellous read’ and commented,