‘Birthday Honours’ by UEA alumnus ND (Nikhil) Gomes has been shortlisted for the inaugural Guardian / 4th Estate B4ME Short Story Prize, which is open to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers living in the UK. Nikhil (pictured) studied Politics at Cambridge University before joining the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA. He graduated in 2007 and currently works at Manchester Metropolitan University. Also shortlisted for the prize is current UEA undergraduate Shaivya Ramani, who is studying for a BA in International Relations. The winner of the B4ME Short Story Prize will be announced on 20th June.