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 his first novel for children, 'Skellig', in 1998, having previously published two short story collections for adults. 'Skellig' won that year's Carnegie medal and the Whitbread children's prize. Last year he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen medal, chosen by an international jury and described as "the world's most prestigious prize in children's literature".