IntroductionPippa Goldschmidt wins Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award.
StoryThe ESRC Genomics Forum congratulates – one of the Forum’s – on receiving a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award 2012-13.Pippa took up a creative residency with the Genomics Forum in 2009. As well as writing articles for the Forum on how science is portrayed in literature, Pippa also organised successful poetry and short story competitions attracting international entries, and hosted workshops focusing on science and poetry. Currently, Pippa is part of a new Genomics Forum interdisciplinary team developing a short pilot project involving a small number of artists and scientists. , Director of the ESRC Genomics Forum, commented:“I am delighted that Pippa has been selected to receive one of the Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Awards. As one of the Forum&ssquo;s Writers in Residence, Pippa has done excellent work bridging the worlds of literature and science, and in doing so has opened the Forum's activities to significant new audiences.”As well as receiving a £2000 prize, winning writers have access to a mentor, available to assist them in further developing their skills and work. For more on Pippa's activities at the Genomics Forum visit Creative Space