Thomas Morris shortlisted for Willesden prize
‘Bolt’, a new short story by current UEA student Thomas Morris, has been shortlisted for the international Willesden Herald short story competition, which is worth £300 to the winner and is this year judged by prizewinning American short story writer David Means. Thomas (almost pictured) has previously published short fiction in The Irish Times, The Moth, and ETO, and in 2012 received an Emerging Artist Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland. He is currently enrolled on the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA, where he is working on a collection of stories, and a novel, ‘Second Best: The Diaries of a Substitute Goalkeeper’. Also shortlisted for the Willesden prize is UEA’s 2005 Charles Pick Writing Fellow, Alistair Daniel, who was recently nominated for the Scott Prize for best short story collection.