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Italian honour for Langcliffe author Helene Wiggin
11:00am Saturday 28th July 2012 in Leisure
Langcliffe author Helene Wiggin has won an award for the best foreign novel translated into Italian.
Helene was awarded the Premioroma prize for The Captain’s Daughter (La Strada in fondo al mare). The novel, which tells the story of two women rescued after the Titanic sinks on its maiden voyage, has been translated into eight other languages including French, German, Spanish and Turkish.
Helene (pictured), who writes under the pen name Leah Fleming, received her award in the ancient amphitheatre at Antica Ostia.
“I was flown out to Rome as a guest with my husband, David, and treated to a wonderful tour of Rome,” she said. “Later at the ceremony, I found that I was the winner and presented with a bronze statue of Romulus and Remus, a citation scroll and picture of ancient Rome.”