10/03/2015

Emma Healey, Sandra Newman and Sara Taylor longlisted for Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Three alumnae of the UEA Creative Writing MA have been included on the longlist for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Emma Healey graduated from the MA in 2011 is nominated for her debut novel ‘Elizabeth is Missing’, which was published by Viking last year and was the winner of the 2014 Costa First Novel Award. Sara Taylor (pictured) graduated from the MA in 2013 and is currently studying for her PhD at UEA. She is nominated for her debut novel ‘The Shore’, which will be published William Heinemann later this month. Sandra Newman graduated from the MA in 2002 and was shortlisted for the 2002 Guardian First Book Award for her debut novel ‘The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done’. Her second novel ‘Cake’ was published in 2007 and she has since published four books of non-fiction. She is nominated for ‘The Country of Ice Cream Star’, published by Chatto & Windus last year. The winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced on 3rd June.

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