Richard Hillary Prize winner announced

The winner of this year’s Richard Hillary Creative Writing Competition has been announced. Second-year Maths undergraduate Rachel Dauncey has been awarded the prize for her short story entitled ‘A Hard Pill to Swallow.’

The College’s annual creative writing competition was established in memory of the late Richard Hillary, former member of Trinity College and author of The Last Enemy, which was a bestseller after the Second World War.  The Richard Hillary Prize, worth £500 and open to all undergraduates and graduates of Trinity College, is awarded for pieces (verse or prose) under 3,000 words in length.  This year’s competition was judged by Professor Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English, Wolfson College, Dr Kantik Ghosh and Dr Stefano-Maria Evangelista, Fellows in English at Trinity.

Upon receiving the prize, Rachel said: ‘I’ve always enjoyed playing around with fiction – it’s one of the best forms of escapism as far as I’m concerned – so it’s exciting to put something out there and receive this award as a result.’

The winning entry can be read online here.

Posted: 5 June 2019

Read the winning entry