Adam Foulds and Sam Byers in’Britain’ issue of Granta
Two UEA writers are included in the latest issue of Granta, the magazine of new writing, whose theme is ‘Britain’. ‘Some Other Katherine’ by Sam Byers is an extract from his debut novel ‘Idiopathy’, which will be published by Fourth Estate next year. Sam completed his MA in Creative Writing at UEA in 2003 and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing under the supervision of Giles Foden. ‘Dreams of a Leisure Society’ is a new short story by Adam Foulds, who completed his MA in Creative Writing at UEA in 2000. Adam (pictured) published his first novel, ‘The Truth About These Strange Times’, in 2007, winning a Betty Trask Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. His verse novella, ‘The Broken Word’, was published in 2008 and won the Costa Poetry Award, the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. His most recent novel, ‘The Quickening Maze’, was shortlisted for the inaugural Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction and for the 2009 Man Booker Prize, and was the winner of the Encore Award, the South Bank Show literature prize, and the European Union Prize for Literature.