Prestigous essay prize for Harry

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Chatton lad Harry Cochrane has been awarded the Keats-Shelley Essay prize for which he received £1,000 from internationally-renowned Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Harry, who is currently in his third year at the University of Cambridge, won the prestigious prize for his work entitled The Romantic Dante.

He is pictured with judge Sharon Ruston, professor of literature at Lancaster University.

The Keats-Shelley Essay prize is an annual competition for essays and poems on Romantic themes. which started back in 1998. The Prize encourages writers to respond creatively to the work of the Romantics.

Harry’s work was judged by Carol Ann Duffy, who was appointed chairwoman of the Keats-Shelley prize this year.