Guardian 9/11 stories by Rob Magnusson Smith and Helon Habila

Stories by two UEA Creative Writing alumni have been included in the Guardian’s 9/11 short fiction project, which is running all this week and aims to bring together writers from all over the world ‘to examine what has changed and what has not over the course of the last decade.’ ‘Second Skull’ by Rob Magnusson Smith appears today. Rob completed his MA in Creative Writing at UEA last year, when he also published his first novel, ‘The Gravedigger’. He has since been awarded a Doctoral Research Fellowship to undertake a PhD at Bath Spa university. Helon Habila’s story ‘The Second Death of Martin Lango’ was published on Wednesday. Helon came to UEA as a Writing Fellow in 2004. His first novel ‘Waiting for an Angel’ was published in 2002 and won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in the Africa Region, Best First Book category. He began studying for his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA in 2005 and is currently teaching Creative Writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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