Louise Doughty, Julianne Pachico and Erin Soros longlisted for Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Three UEA writers have been included in the longlist for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, worth £30,000 to the winner. Louise Doughty is selected for ‘Fat White Cop with Ginger Eyebrows’, Julianne Pachico for ‘Lucky’, and Erin Soros for ‘Still Water, BC’. Louise graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1987 and has since published seven novels, most recently ‘Apple Tree Yard’, which was chosen for the Richard & Judy Book Club, shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards Crime & Thriller of the Year and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. Julianne (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2013 and is currently studying at UEA for her PhD in Creative & Critical Writing. Her pamphlet, ‘The Tourists’, was recently published by Daunt Books. Erin is also studying at UEA for a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing, having initially joined the programme as the 2008 Charles Pick Writing Fellow. She was previously longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Award in 2011 and was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2008 and the Costa Short Story Award in 2014. She is currently the Harper-Wood fellow at St. John’s College, Cambridge. Fellow UEA writer Anna Metcalfe, who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 2012 and is currently also completing her PhD, was last year shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Award. This year’s shortlist will be revealed in March and the winner announced on 24 April.