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A SENIOR lecturer in music at the University of Chichester has picked up a literary award.

Dr Jonathan Little won The Authors’ Foundation/Royal Literary Fund Award 2011 for his definitive two-volume, 850-page survey Orientalism in Music.

His research began 20 years ago and was recently published by Mellen Press.

The panel of judges included Sir Michael Holroyd, former chairman of the Society of Authors. .

It’s the latest award for Jonathan – who is senior lecturer and commercial music co-ordinator.

In October last year he won his fifth successive award for Concert Music Composition from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

And, in 2009, he became the first composer to receive a Professional Development Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund – the UK music business’s own charity, whose trustees and advisors include many of this country’s most distinguished conductors and performers.