Two UEA Creative Writing graduates have been shortlisted for the 2019 New Angle Prize, which celebrates literature associated with or influenced by the region of East Anglia. Esther Morgan is nominated for her fourth collection of poetry The Wound Register, published by Bloodaxe, while Matthew De Abaitua is shortlisted for his memoir Self & I, which was published by Eye Books. Esther (pictured) graduated from the Creative Writing (Poetry) MA in 1997 and was the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award in 1998. Her first collection Beyond Calling Distance was published by Bloodaxe in 2001 and won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Her third collection Grace was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Matthew graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1994. His first novel The Red Men was published in 2007 by Snow Books and was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award. The Art of Camping was published by Penguin in 2012, and his science fiction novels, If Then and The Destructives, were published by Angry Robot in 2015 and 2016. The New Angle Prize is worth £2,000 to the winner and £500 for the runner- up, who will be announced on 3 July.