Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright shortlisted for British Book Industry Awards

Novels by two UEA alumni have been shortlisted in the Novel category of the inaugural British Book Industry Awards. Kazuo Ishiguro (pictured), who graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA in 1980, is nominated The Buried Giant, which was published by Faber & Faber last year and shortlisted for the Blackwell’s Book of the Year Award. Anne Enright, who graduated from the MA in 1987, is nominated for The Green Road, which was published by Jonathan Cape and won the 2015 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Novel of the Year Award as well as being shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The category winners of the British Book Industry Awards and the winner of the overall Book of the Year Award will be announced on 9 May.

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