Archive for March, 2011

Fabian Chaundy commissioned for Chilean TV

Current UEA undergraduate Fabian Chaundy has been commissioned to write almost half the episodes for the tenth season of a popular children's TV show in Chile. Fabian is in the third year of his BA in English Literature with Creative Writing, havin...

Chelsey Flood wins Curtis Brown Award

Chelsey Flood is this year's winner of the £1,500 Curtis Brown Award, which is awarded annually to the best student on the UEA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA, as chosen by a panel of Curtis Brown agents. The prize was established by the agenc...

Joe Dunthorne’s Submarine on general release

The film adaptation of Joe Dunthorne’s first novel, ‘Submarine’, goes on general release in the UK today. The film is directed by Richard Ayoade and stars Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins and Paddy Considine. The soundtrack to the f...

Louise Doughty longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction

UEA Creative Writing alumna Louise Doughty has been nominated for this year’s Orange Prize for Fiction for her novel, ‘Whatever You Love’. Louise completed the MA in Creative Writing at UEA in 1987 and published her first novel, ‘Crazy Pavi...

Christie Watson’s first novel

‘Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away’ is the debut novel by Christie Watson and is published by Quercus this week. Christie (pictured) trained as a paediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and worked as a nurse, educator and senior sister for over...

Erin Soros and Clare Wigfall nominated for short story award

Two UEA writers have been longlisted for this year’s Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, which is worth £30,000 to the winner. Current PhD student Erin Soros is nominated for her story ‘BC Almanac’, while Clare Wigfall, who grad...

The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris

‘The Hollow Man’ is the first novel by UEA Creative Writing alumnus Oliver Harris and is published by Jonathan Cape this month. Oliver was born in London in 1978 and gained a first-class degree in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare Stu...

Ben Lyle in new short fiction anthology

‘Crannock House’, a short story by recent UEA graduate Ben Lyle, is to appear in Various Authors, the first of a new quarterly series of short fiction anthologies to be published by The Fiction Desk. Ben (pictured) studied Philosophy at the Uni...