UEA graduate Christie Watson has been included in the shortlist of five contenders for the ‘Creative’ category of Red magazine’s ‘Red’s Hot Women Awards’, which celebrate the achivements of women from a range of careers. The winners will be revealed in the January 2013 issue of Red. Christie (pictured) graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 2008 and published her first novel ‘Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away’ with Quercus in 2011. Before joining UEA, where she was the recipient of the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Bursary, she worked as a paediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital, a teacher of nursing and as a senior sister. She lives in London and is currently writing her second novel while continuing to work part-time as a resuscitation nurse. ‘Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away’ was the winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award and recently also won the Waverton Good Read Award.