20/02/2013

Three UEA writers nominated for the New Angle Prize for Literature

Three graduates of the UEA Creative Writing MA have been longlisted for the third biennial New Angle Prize for Literature.  The award is worth £2,000 to the winner (and £500 for the runner-up) and celebrates fiction, poetry and literary non-fiction set in or inspired by the East Anglian region.  Esther Morgan graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 1998 and is nominated for her third collection of poetry, ‘Grace’, which was published by Bloodaxe in 2011 and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize last year.  Amanda Hodgkinson graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2001 and is nominated for her first novel ’22 Britannia Road’, which was published by Penguin in 2011.  Sarah Ridgard (pictured) graduated from the MA in 2002 and is nominated for her first novel ‘Seldom Seen’, which was published by Hutchinson last year and shortlisted for the Amazon Rising Stars award.  The shortlist for the prize will be announced on 18th March and the winner on 4th September.

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