25/05/2015

Emma Healey shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize

Elizabeth is Missing by UEA alumna Emma Healey has been shortlisted for the 2015 Betty Trask Prize, which is awarded to a debut novel of outstanding literary merit by an author under the age of 35. Emma graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2011, and published Elizabeth is Missing last year, before going on to win the 2014 Costa First Novel Award. She was last week nominated for The Times Breakthrough Award, and has recently also been shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. The winner of the Betty Trask Prize, which will be announced on 25th June, will receive £10,000 while the three runners-up will each receive £5,000.

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