A former reporter from a south coast daily has won a literary prize for the second year running.
Joanna Quinn, who started her journalism career with the Dorset Echo, won the Dorset Award of the Bridport Prize for short story writing for her piece ‘All of these things are true and not true’.
Her entry last year was called The Pocket Guide to Infidelity for Girls.
She later moved to the Evening Post in Bristol before switching to a career in PR in her native Dorset and is currently studying a master of philosophy in creative writing at the University of Glamorgan.
Joanne was recently chosen to be one of nine writers awarded a place on the Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Scheme 2009 for aspiring writers and is now working on her first novel.