‘Love and Fallout’ by Kathryn Simmonds
‘Love and Fallout’ is the debut novel by UEA Creative Writing alumna Kathryn Simmonds and has just been published by Seren. Kathryn (pictured) graduated from the UEA Creative Writing (Poetry) MA in 2002. She received an Eric Gregory Award in the same year and published a pamphlet, ‘Snug’, in 2004. Her debut collection of poetry, ‘Sunday at the Skin Launderette’, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2008 and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Her second collection, ‘The Visitations’, was published last year, when she was also named as the inaugural Charles Causley Poet in Residence. Kathryn’s short stories have been published in a number of magazines and broadcast on Radio 4, and she has also written an afternoon play for Radio 4, ‘Poetry for Beginners’.