Emma Healey wins Premio Salerno Libro D’Europa prize

UEA alumna Emma Healey has been awarded Italy’s Premio Salerno Libro D’Europa prize for her debut novel Elizabeth Is Missing.  The prize was awarded at the Salerno Literature Festival last week, the day after Emma won a Betty Trask Prize at this year’s Society of Authors awards.  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.  The book has also been nominated for The Times Breakthrough Award, shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.  It is published by Mondadori Arnoldo in Italy, and by 26 languages worldwide, and is currently being adapted as a three-part TV series by the BBC

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