UEA graduates’ short story successes
A number of alumni of the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) and the PhD in Creative & Critical Writing have recently had success with their short stories. C. D. Rose, who graduated from the MA in 2008, and Iain Robinson, who gained his PhD in 2009, are included in the forthcoming Best British Short Stories 2018, edited by Nick Royle and published by Salt. ‘10 Bela Road’ by Sonal Kohli (MA 2013) was published in the Spring 2018 issue of Blackbird, an online journal produced by Virginia Commonwealth University and New Virginia Review. ‘Olivia’ by Sophia Veltfort (MA 2014) was a finalist in the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award. ‘Herb Garden’ by Rosalind Brown (MA 2016; current PhD) was published in the Spring 2018 issue of Ambit. ‘The Confused Heart of Suneeta Who Possibly is a Lesbian in Delhi’ by Vandana Saras (MA 2016) was selected as a finalist for the 2018 Iowa Review Awards. Current MA student Arathi Menon was Highly Commended in the Faber Andlyn BAME Prize (FAB) and had a short story, ‘A Suitcase Of Small Stories’, published in the anthology Normal Deviation: A Weird Fiction Anthology, edited by Lyle Skains and DeAnn Bell and published by Wonderbox.