Graham's novel will be published by Legend Press in summer 2013, and she also receives a £2,500 cheque.
Legend Press m.d. Tom Chalmers said: "Lacey’s House is a beautifully evocative and powerful novel, with great commercial potential and we very much look forward to working with Joanne in the run up to publication next year. The judges were enthralled by Joanne’s engaging writing style, and felt readers would be gripped by her powerful narrative style.”
Two additional prizes were given for the 2nd and 3rd-placed writers: Stacey Matheson for her novel Hospital Corners, and Andrew Stevens for his novel The Poet.
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