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2018 Prize Winner - Jane Cammack

READ ‘The Glass Kitchen’ online or LISTEN to it in audio format (produced by The Story Player, read by British actor, Jonny McPherson)

Jane Cammack, of Witney in Oxfordshire, was selected from hundreds of entries from writers all over the world as the winner of the Mogford Prize for Food & Drink Writing 2018.

Her 2,500 word story, ‘The Glass Kitchen’, was chosen by Prize founder Jeremy Mogford, and guest judges; award-winning writer Bill Bryson and cookery writer Lorraine Pascale.

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Jane was overjoyed to win the prize saying, ‘My mother is my reader and she is going to be thrilled when she learns I have won.

After thanking everyone, she went on to say, ‘Writers are often plagued with self-doubt, and prizes like this give recognition and encouragement. They give the necessary inspiration to keep writing, to keep putting words out there for the readers.



Jane is no stranger to writing. One of her short stories was awarded the international Rubery Award and a historical fiction novel was in the last five of over 5,000 entries for the Daily Mail First Novel competition.

Trained as an opera singer at The Royal College of Music in London, she went on to sing at the ENO, Glyndebourne and La Scala before concentrating on family life and raising children. Looking for a change of career, Cammack completed a two-year diploma course in creative writing at Oxford University and is currently writing a psychological thriller.