Lucia, the third novel by UEA alumnus Alex Pheby, has been announced as the joint winner of the 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize along with Murmur by Will Eaves. Alex graduated with a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing from UEA in 2010 and is currently the programme leader of Creative Writing at the University of Greenwich in London and co-founder and co-director of the annual Greenwich Book Festival. His first novel Grace was published by Two Ravens Press in 2009. Playthings was published by Galley Beggar Press in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. Lucia was published by Galley Beggar Press last year.