A GRADUATE from the University of Worcester has received an award from one of the city’s oldest organisations.

Kevin Brooke (pictured right, above) who studied creative writing and English literature, is the fifth recipient of the Clothiers Company of Worcester Charitable Foundation’s Annual Award.

Each year, the ancient trade guild – which was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1590 – gives one graduating student from the university the award in recognition of academic excellence.

Kevin, 47, a published author, was chosen because of his work in local schools encouraging children to engage with literacy through storytelling.

“I am overjoyed to win this award,” he said.

Kevin now has three novels and over 30 short stories to his name. His latest novel, Max and Luchia: The Game Makers, was published by Black Pear Press in September.