Archive for 2011

Chelsey Flood signs book deal

'Infinite Sky' is the first novel by recent UEA alumna Chelsey Flood and is to be published in February 2013 by Simon and Schuster in the UK and Arena in Germany. Chelsey (pictured) graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 2010 and was the recipient...

Sue Healy wins playwriting competition

Recent UEA alumna Sue Healy has won the national Sussex Playwrights' Club Annual Competition for her 50 minute radio play 'Shellakybooky', which will be broadcast in Ireland in spring 2012. Earlier this year Sue won the 2011 Highlands & Islands Sho...

W.G. Sebald commemorated

Two new books have been published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the death of W.G. (Max) Sebald, who joined UEA in 1970 as a lecturer in German Literature and became Professor of European Literature in 1987. He was a founding Director of...

Christie Watson and Ian McEwan on the Today programme

Booker prizewinner Ian McEwan and Costa nominee Christie Watson were featured on this morning’s Today programme on BBC Radio 4 to discuss their experiences of being at UEA, in celebration of 40 years of Creative Writing at the University. Ian was...

Jean McNeil’s first collection of poetry.

‘Night Orders’ is the debut collection of poetry by UEA Creative Writing tutor, Jean McNeil, and has just been published by Smith/Doorstop Books. Subtitled ‘Poems from the Arctic and Antarctic’, the collection draws on her recent experienc...

UEA Creative Writing to receive Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

The University of East Anglia's Creative Writing programme is to be awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, the UK’s most prestigious higher education award. The news was announced at a reception at St James’ Pala...

Body of Work to be launched at UEA London

A new book celebrating four decades of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia is to be launched at UEA London on 1st December. ‘Body of Work’ is edited by UEA Professor of Creative Writing, Giles Foden, and is published by Full Circ...

Justine Mann wins ‘Highly Commended’ in the Bridport Prize

UEA graduate Justine Mann has won a Highly Commended award for her story ‘Love By Proxy’ in this year’s international Bridport Short Story Prize, judged by AL Kennedy. Justine (pictured) graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 2008, when she ...

Sian Melangell Dafydd and Tiffany Murray in Kerala

Two UEA graduates, Siân Melangell Dafydd and Tiffany Murray, are appearing at this year’s Hay literary festival in Kerala, India. Siân (pictured) graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 2006 and is appearing as part of the India Wales Writers Ch...