Jeremy Page shortlisted for BBC National Short Story Award.
‘Do It Now, Jump the Table’ by UEA alumnus Jeremy Page has been shortlisted for the 2015 BBC National Short Story Award, which is worth £15,000 to the winner. The runner-up will receive £3,000, with the three further shortlisted authors winning £500 each. Also shortlisted is Frances Leviston, who was a Teaching Fellow at UEA in 2014, leading the Poetry MA workshop. Jeremy (pictured) was nominated earlier this year for the International Impac Dublin literary award for his novel The Collector of Lost Things, which was published by Little Brown last year. He graduated from the Creative Writing MA in 1994 and returned to UEA as a Writing Fellow in 2010 and as a tutor on the MA in 2011. He has worked as a script editor for the BBC, Channel 4 and Film Four, and is currently working on an original screenplay for Working Title TV. His first novel, Salt, was published by Penguin in 2007 and shortlisted for the Jelf First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. His second novel, The Wake, won the Fiction prize in the 2009 East Anglian Book Awards and was shortlisted for the New Angle Prize for East Anglian Literature. The winner of the BBC Short Story Award will be announced on 6 October.