DW Wilson and KJ Orr shortlisted for BBC National Short Story Award.
Two UEA Creative Writers have been included on the shortlist of five for this year’s BBC National Short Story Award, worth £15,000 to the winner. DW (Dave) Wilson is shortlisted for ‘The Dead Roads’ and KJ (Katherine) Orr for ‘The Human Circadian Pacemaker’. Dave graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 2010, when he was the inaugural winner of the Booker Foundation scholarship, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA. ‘The Dead Roads’ was written during his MA year, and is included in his debut collection, ‘Once You Break a Knuckle’, which was published by Hamish Hamilton Canada earlier this month. Katherine (pictured) graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 2007 and was subsequently awarded a studentship to undertake a PhD at Chichester University under the supervision of Alison MacLeod, who is also shortlisted for the BBC award. Katherine was previously shortlisted for the Asham Award in 2009 and for the Bridport Prize in 2010. The five stories shortlisted for the BBC award will be broadcast daily at 3:30 on Radio 4 from 12th September, and the winner of the award will be announced on 26 September.