Archive for October, 2012

Tom Benn and DW Wilson reach shortlist of Dylan Thomas Prize

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Two graduates of the 2010 Creative Writing MA at UEA have been included on the shortlist of five in contention for this year’s University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize, which is worth £30,000 to the winner and is open to any published writer in th...

Emily Midorikawa placed third in new novel award

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UEA alumna Emily Midorikawa has been placed joint-third in the SI Leeds Literary Prize, a new award for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women based in the UK. The prize is run by Soroptimist International of Leeds in partnership with the Il...

‘Effie Gray, Fair Maid of Perth’ by Linda Randall

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‘Effie Gray, Fair Maid of Perth’ is the first book by UEA alumna Linda Randall, and has just been published by Melrose Books. Linda (pictured) read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge and has taught French, Italian and English as a Fore...

The 2012 UEA Creative Writing anthologies

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This year's UEA Creative Writing anthologies are published this month by Eggbox and will be launched with public reading events in Norwich and London. Published in three separate volumes - Prose, Poetry and Scriptwriting - the anthologies feature...

Hayley Webster’s debut novel

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‘Jar Baby’ is the debut novel by UEA alumna Hayley Webster and has just been published by Dexter Haven Publishing, the first of a three-book deal. Hayley studied English and United States Literature at the University of Essex, graduating with ...

Sam Riviere wins Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection

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UEA writer Sam Riviere has been announced as the winner of this year’s £5,000 Felix Dennis Prize for his debut collection of poetry, ’81 Austerities’, which was published earlier this year by Faber and Faber. Sam (pictured) was born in 1981 ...

New play by Steve Waters on BBC Radio 4

‘The Air Gap’ is a new one-hour play for radio by UEA lecturer in Creative Writing, Steve Waters. Based on the story of US soldier Bradley Manning, who leaked classified information about US operations in Iraq to WikiLeaks, the play stars Greg ...

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