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2017 Prize Winner - Nicky Winder

READ ‘Bait’ online or LISTEN to it in audio format (produced by The Story Player, read by British voice-over artist, Claire Ottewell)

Nicky Winder was the fifth winner of the annual Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing. Her story ‘Bait’ was selected from entries from across the globe, including stories from China, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Macedonia, Croatia, Poland, South Africa, Argentina and Surinam.

Jeremy Mogford, the sponsor of the prize, presented Nicky with a cheque for £10,000 and an engraved award at the Mogford Prize party held at Quod Restaurant & Bar in Oxford…

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Nicky has been an English teacher for over twenty-five years and has also worked as a psychotherapist since 2013.

She published a book of humorous letters, called The Xmas Files (2007), on behalf of a (decidedly unflattering) version of Father Christmas, and has also written and contributed to several student textbooks. She had just begun a PhD, when she won the prize, in poetry-writing at Essex University.