Edge Hill awards honorary doctorate to Lynda La Plante

AUTHOR and screenwriter Lynda La Plante CBE has been awarded an honorary doctorate for her commitment to the Arts from Edge Hill University.

Lynda, who was born in Liverpool and is best known for creating the Prime Suspect TV crime series said: “I am very honoured and grateful to be the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Edge Hill University.  Studying English and Creative Writing gives such a strong foundation of knowledge to any student wanting to pursue a career in any aspect of the arts.”

Lynda’s words of advice for those graduating were: “My encouragement is to always turn the light on, but you have to do it yourself. Don’t rely on parents, you all have the light inside of you, you have to work for it.”

During her visit, Lynda was given a tour of our TV studios by Matthew Pateman, head of creative arts and senior lecturer Neill Cockwill. Lynda then joined current creative writing students for an inspiring Q&A session, giving the advice to “be professional, be precise and do your research.”