‘Larry, lay down’ is a new short story by UEA alumna Aifric Campbell and is included in the anthology ‘New Irish Short Stories, edited by Joseph O’Connor and recently published by Faber. Aifric (pictured) completed an MA in Creative Writing at UEA in 2003 and a PhD in 2007. Her first novel, ‘The Semantics of Murder’, was published by Serpent’s Tail in 2008 and her second, ‘The Loss Adjustor’, in 2010. She taught on UEA’s undergraduate Creative Writing programme in 2006 and 2007, and has since taught on the MA programme at Sussex University. She was recently commissioned to write the script for a documentary to be directed by the Dutch visual artist Barbara Visser, and her third novel, ‘On the Floor, will be published by Serpent's Tail in February 2012.