‘Wakkanai Station’ by UEA graduate Richard Lambert has won first prize in this year’s Fish Short Story Prize, for which he will receive €3,000 and inclusion in the Fish Anthology 2019. Richard (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2010 and published his debut collection of poetry, Night Journey, in 2012. His second collection, The Nameless Places, was published by Arc in 2017 and was shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards. His short story ‘The Hazel Twig and Olive Tree’ was shortlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, and his first YA novel, The Wolf Road, will be published later this year. Two other UEA graduates were nominated for the Fish Short Story Prize: Sophie Kirkwood (MA 2017) was shortlisted for ‘Something Else’, while Vikram Kapur (PhD 2009) was longlisted for ‘Slow Time’.