Sian Melangell Dafydd, Jonathan Gibbs, Philip Langeskov and Anna Metcalfe selected for Best British Short Stories 2014

Four UEA writers have been selected for inclusion in The Best British Stories 2014, published by Salt this July.  The annual anthology is edited by Nicholas Royle, the author of eight books and editor of sixteen previous anthologies. Sian Melangell Dafydd (pictured) graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA (Prose Fiction) in 2006 and was the winner of the Prose Medal at the 2009 National Eisteddfod of Wales for her first Welsh language novel ‘Y Trydydd Peth’.  She is included for her story ‘Hospital Field’.  Jonathan Gibbs is included for ‘The Faber Book of Adultery’.  He graduated from the MA in 2009 and will publish his debut novel, ‘Randall’, with Galley Beggar Press this summer.  Philip Langeskov also graduated from the MA in 2009 and subsequently completed his PhD in Creative & Critical Writing in 2013.  He now teaches on the undergraduate programme at UEA. He is included for his story ‘Barcelona’, which was recently published as a special edition by Daunt Books. Anna Metcalfe graduated from the MA in 2012 and is currently enrolled on the PhD.  She is included for ‘Number Three’, which was recently shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank short story prize.  Gibbs’ and Metcalfe’s stories were first published in the journal Lighthouse, which is available at: www.gatehousepress.com/lighthouse.

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