15/06/2015

K.J. Orr, Jonathan Gibbs and Julianne Pachico in Best British Short Stories 2015

Three UEA writers are included in the anthology Best British Short Stories 2015, edited by Nicholas Royle and published by Salt this week. K.J. (Katherine) Orr is included with ‘The Lake Shore Limited’, Jonathan Gibbs with ‘Festschrift’, and Julianne Pachico with two stories, ‘Lucky’ and ‘The Tourists’. Katherine (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2008 and subsequently completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Chichester. Her short fiction has been published by the Dublin Review, The White Review, the Sunday Times Magazine, Lighthouse and Comma Press, among others. She was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2011, and in 2012 Daunt Books published a special edition of her story ‘The Inland Sea’. Daunt will be publishing her debut collection, Light Box, next year. Jonathan graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2009 and completed his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing in 2014.He has taught for the past three years on the undergraduate Creative Writing programme at UEA and in 2012 was awarded a Graduate Teacher Prize. He is a frequent book reviewer for the Independent, the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph and the TLS, and last year published his first novel, Randall, which was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. Julianne graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2013 and is currently studying for her PhD in Creative & Critical Writing at UEA. Earlier this year her story ‘Lucky’ was longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, and in 2014 her story ‘The Tourists’ was published as a special edition by Daunt Books. Her work has previously been published in a number of journals including Lighthouse. Katherine Orr will be reading at the launch event for the Salt anthology at the London Short Story Festival on 18 June.

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