UEA author Eliza Robertson has been shortlisted the 2016 Canadian Authors Emerging Writer Award. She was also shortlisted in 2015. The award is organized by the Canadian Authors Association and the shortlists in four categories are chosen from over 300 nominations. Eliza (pictured) joined the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2011 as that year’s recipient of the UEA-Booker Foundation scholarship. She graduated in 2012 as the recipient of the Curtis Brown Award and is currently studying for her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA. In Canada she has won three national awards for her short fiction and has twice been longlisted for the Journey Prize. In 2013 she was a finalist for the CBC Short Story Prize and the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her debut collection of stories, Wallflowers, was published in the UK by Bloomsbury last year.