Archive for June, 2011

Debut novel by Martha Schabas

Various Positions' is the debut novel by UEA Creative Writing graduate Martha Schabas (pictured) and is published by Doubleday Canada this week. Martha was born in Toronto and gained a BA in Political Science from McGill University before coming to...

Anjali Joseph wins Desmond Elliott Prize

Having last week won a Betty Trask Award worth £10,000 for her first novel ‘Saraswati Park’, UEA writer Anjali Joseph has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s Desmond Elliott Prize, also worth £10,000. Anjali graduated from the Creat...

Anjali Joseph wins Betty Trask Award

UEA writer Anjali Joseph (pictured) has won this year’s main prize of £10,000 in the Betty Trask Awards for her first novel ‘Saraswati Park’. Anjali graduated from the Creative Writing MA in 2008 and is currently completing a PhD in Creative...

David Almond longlisted for Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

UEA alumnus David Almond has been longlisted for this year’s Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for ‘My Name is Mina’, published by Hodder last year. David graduated from UEA in 1973 with a BA in English and American Studies, and published ...

Sue Healy wins Molly Keane Memorial Creative Writing Award

UEA Creative Writing graduate Sue Healy has won the 2011 Molly Keane Memorial Creative Writing Award, a national short story competition in Ireland, for her story 'Snailsock'. She collected her award at the Lismore Festival of Writing yesterday. Su...

Three new titles by Robert Sheppard

UEA Creative Writing graduate Robert Sheppard has recently published a new collection of poems, ‘Berlin Bursts’, a critical history of alternative British poetry, ‘When Bad Times Made for Good Poetry’, and a pamphlet with Knives Forks and S...

Ysabelle Cheung in Untitled Books

‘So Why Are We Here Again?’, new short story by current UEA undergraduate Ysabelle Cheung, is featured in the New Voices section of the online literary journal Untitled Books. Ysabelle (pictured) is soon to complete her BA in English Literature...

Andrew Miller’s new novel

'Pure' is the sixth novel by UEA alumnus Andrew Miller and is published by Sceptre this week. Andrew graduated from the Creative Writing MA in 1990 and published his first novel 'Ingenious Pain' in 1997. This went on to win the James Tait Black Mem...

UEA Undergraduate Anthology published today

'Workshop', a new anthology of creative writing by UEA undergraduates, is published today in memory of Will Jordan, a student of American Literature and Creative Writing, who passed away last year. Conceived and compiled by his friends, including ...