St Helen’s Alumna author shortlisted in the 2019 Costa First Novel Award

We are incredibly proud of Alumna Joanna Glen (Class of 1984) whose book ‘The Other Half of Augusta Hope’, has garnered critical acclaim since its release in June. It has also been shortlisted for the 2019 Costa First Novel Award. The winner will be announced on the 6th January.

Joanna is a member of a growing group of successful alumnae authors. Other books by our alumnae community include:

‘The Radical Sabbatical’ by Emma Rosen (published January 2019). Emma left St Helen’s in 2010 and since then she has achieved her goal of having 25 careers before she reached 25. In her book debut she challenges career assumptions and guides readers on changing careers. Find her very eloquent and motivating talk on TEDx

‘A year of reading aloud’ by Georgina Rodgers (published October 2018) – a book of selected poetry for every week of the year. Georgina has made a career from writing and five of her books have featured on The Times bestseller list.

Gepruft’ by Frances Zagni (published May 2018) is her second book and is a remarkable account of the effect of the Second World War on the lives of her parents, told through their personal letters.

‘Ironwomen’ by Tiffany Jolowicz (published February 2018) is her second book and shares the accounts of forty women taking the challenge of Ironman Switzerland. It was voted ‘Book of the Year’ in 2018 by a leading triathlon magazine.