JJLS fellow wins Historical Novel Society’s New Novel Award

Cam Terwilliger, recipient of the 2014 First Novel Fellowship from the James Jones Literary Society recently received another award for his novel-in-progress, Yet Wilderness Grew in My Heart. The Historical Novel Society named his work winner of its New Novel Award 2015-16.

Juliet Mushens, one of the judges, said of the winning entry: ‘”The writing is beautiful – it’s incredibly evocative and lyrical. I thought that it was clever to have our narrator as an outsider too: wealthy and white, but set apart by his terrible pox. I loved the supporting characters, too, Bell was wonderfully mysterious and terrifying, and I enjoyed Beatrice very much and their relationship. I thought it captured well the early dealings between the colonists and the Native Americans.”

You can read an interview of Cam by Richard Lee of the Historical Novel Society here:

Q and A with New Novel Award winner, Cam Terwilliger

 

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