DW Wilson wins BBC National Short Story Award

UEA writer DW (Dave) Wilson has been announced as the winner of this year’s BBC National Short Story Award. Dave (pictured) won the £15,000 prize for his story ‘The Dead Roads’, which was written during his MA year and is included in his debut collection, ‘Once You Break a Knuckle’, published by Hamish Hamilton Canada earlier this month. 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 under the supervision of Andrew Cowan and Stephen Benson. Another UEA writer, KJ Orr - who graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 2007 - was also shortlisted for the award for her story ‘The Human Circadian Pacemaker’.

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