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Jacob Marcet nominated for FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest

07/07/2011

Recent UEA graduate Jacob Marcet has been named as one of the finalists in this year’s FOX TV-New York Television Festival Comedy Script Contest. Originally from the US, Jacob completed his MA in Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) at UEA in 2009. ...

The Art of Camping by Matthew de Abaitua

04/07/2011

‘The Art of Camping: The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars’ by Matthew De Abaitua is both a history of camping and a memoir of a year spent touring with his wife and three children and is published by Hamish Hamilton this week. ...

Aifric Campbell in ‘New Irish Short Stories’

01/07/2011

‘Larry, lay down’ is a new short story by UEA alumna Aifric Campbell and is included in the anthology ‘New Irish Short Stories, edited by Joseph O’Connor and recently published by Faber. Aifric (pictured) completed an MA in Creative Writing...

Debut novel by Martha Schabas

30/06/2011

Various Positions' is the debut novel by UEA Creative Writing graduate Martha Schabas (pictured) and is published by Doubleday Canada this week. Martha was born in Toronto and gained a BA in Political Science from McGill University before coming to...

Anjali Joseph wins Desmond Elliott Prize

23/06/2011

Having last week won a Betty Trask Award worth £10,000 for her first novel ‘Saraswati Park’, UEA writer Anjali Joseph has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s Desmond Elliott Prize, also worth £10,000. Anjali graduated from the Creat...

Anjali Joseph wins Betty Trask Award

15/06/2011

UEA writer Anjali Joseph (pictured) has won this year’s main prize of £10,000 in the Betty Trask Awards for her first novel ‘Saraswati Park’. Anjali graduated from the Creative Writing MA in 2008 and is currently completing a PhD in Creative...

David Almond longlisted for Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

13/06/2011

UEA alumnus David Almond has been longlisted for this year’s Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for ‘My Name is Mina’, published by Hodder last year. David graduated from UEA in 1973 with a BA in English and American Studies, and published ...

Sue Healy wins Molly Keane Memorial Creative Writing Award

12/06/2011

UEA Creative Writing graduate Sue Healy has won the 2011 Molly Keane Memorial Creative Writing Award, a national short story competition in Ireland, for her story 'Snailsock'. She collected her award at the Lismore Festival of Writing yesterday. Su...

Three new titles by Robert Sheppard

03/06/2011

UEA Creative Writing graduate Robert Sheppard has recently published a new collection of poems, ‘Berlin Bursts’, a critical history of alternative British poetry, ‘When Bad Times Made for Good Poetry’, and a pamphlet with Knives Forks and S...

Ysabelle Cheung in Untitled Books

03/06/2011

‘So Why Are We Here Again?’, new short story by current UEA undergraduate Ysabelle Cheung, is featured in the New Voices section of the online literary journal Untitled Books. Ysabelle (pictured) is soon to complete her BA in English Literature...