Thomas Morris wins Somerset Maugham Award
UEA alumnus Thomas Morris has been awarded a Somerset Maugham Award worth £2,000 at this year’s Society of Authors Awards Ceremony for his debut collection of short stories, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, which was published by Faber & Faber last year. Thomas (pictured) graduated from the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2013 and is currently the editor of the Irish literary journal The Stinging Fly. In 2014 he edited Dubliners 100, a centenary collection of new short stories by Irish writers based on James Joyce’s Dubliners. Earlier this year his collection was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and the Wales Book of the Year Award. Thomas was also longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.