19/08/2015

Five UEA alumni nominated for Edinburgh First Book Award

Books by five alumni of the UEA Creative Writing programme have been longlisted for the Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award. The winner will be chosen by public vote and announced in the autumn. The selected writers are Tim Clare (pictured), who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2004 and is nominated for The Honours, published by Canongate; Thomas Morris, who graduated from the MA in 2013 and is nominated for We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, published by Faber & Faber this week; Eliza Robertson, a current PhD student at UEA who graduated from the MA in 2012 and is longlisted for Wallflowers (Bloomsbury); Sara Taylor, also a current PhD student, who graduated from the MA in 2013 and is nominated for The Shore (William Heinemann); Emma Hooper, who graduated with a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA in 2010 and is nominated for Etta and Otto and Russel and James, published by Fig Tree.

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