Students get literary gem

THOUSANDS of city students are to be given a copy of a book which claimed a major literary prize.

You and I, by acclaimed American novelist Padgett Powell, won the fiction honour at this year’s James Tait Black Prizes, Britain’s oldest literary awards.

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More than 5000 new undergraduates at Edinburgh University will receive a copy.

Professor Dorothy Miell, head of the university’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, said: “We hope students enjoy reading this commendable work of literature.”