05/01/2015

Emma Healey and Naomi Wood chosen for Richard and Judy Book Club

Novels by two UEA alumni are among the eight titles selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Book Club: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey, which was published by Penguin last year, and Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Wood, which was published by Picador. Emma graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2011. Elizabeth is Missing is her first novel and has been shortlisted for the Jarrold New Writing Award and the Costa First Novel Award. Last year it was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Naomi (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2007 and completed her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA in 2013. Her first novel The Godless Boys was published in 2011 and she became the inaugural British Library Eccles Centre Writer-in-Residence in 2012. Mrs Hemingway won the 2014 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. She currently teaches Creative Writing at Goldsmiths in London.

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