Archive for October, 2011

Helon Habila edits ‘Granta Book of the African Short Story’

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UEA writer Helon Habila is the editor of the recently published ‘Granta Book of the African Short Story’, which includes work by twenty-nine writers representing twenty countries. Helon (pictured) came to UEA as a Writing Fellow in 2004 and su...

Alex Ivey longlisted for Mslexia competition

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Recent UEA graduate Alex Ivey has been longlisted for the Mslexia Women’s Novel Competion. Alex (pictured) moved to England from the USA in 1999 and worked in the voluntary sector managing older people’s services before graduating from UEA’s...

Esther Morgan’s new collection

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‘Grace’ is the third collection of poetry by UEA alumna Esther Morgan and is published this week by Bloodaxe Books. Esther (pictured) graduted from the Creative Writing (Poetry) MA in 1997 and subsequently taught on both UEA’s undergraduate C...

Sue Healy wins Short Story Prize

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'The Last of the Shower', a new story by UEA writer Sue Healy, has won the 2011 Highlands & Islands Short Story Association competition. Sue (pictured) graduated from the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2009 and has since also won the 2010 W...

Jane Harris shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Award

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UEA writer Jane Harris has been shortlisted for the Popular Fiction Book of the Year category of the Galaxy National Book Awards for her second novel, ‘Gillespie and I’, which was published by Faber and Faber earlier this year. Jane (pictured)...

‘The White Trail’ by Fflur Dafydd

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‘The White Trail’ is the new novel by UEA alumna Fflur Dafydd and is published by Seren this week. A contemporary retelling of the medieval Welsh folk tale, ‘Culhwch and Olwen’, it is the fifth in Seren’s series of reworkings from the Ma...

Adam Foulds wins European Union Prize for Literature

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UEA alumnus Adam Foulds is one of twelve winners of the 2011 European Union Prize for Literature, announced this week at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Adam (pictured) completed the Poetry MA in 2000 and published his first novel, ‘The Truth About The...

‘Our Lady of Alice Bhatti’ by Mohammed Hanif

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‘Our Lady of Alice Bhatti’ is the second novel by UEA alumni Mohammed Hanif and is published by Jonathan Cape this week. Mohammed (pictured) graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 2005 and published his debut novel, 'A Case of Exploding Mangoe...

Divya Ghelani in Tindal Street anthology.

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‘Your Incredible Excuse’, a new short story by UEA alumna Divya Ghelani, is included in the anthology ‘Too Asian, Not Asian Enough’, which is published this week by Tindal Street Press and is edited by Kavita Bhanot. Divya (pictured) gradu...