‘Daylight Saving’ by UEA alumnus Edward Hogan has been shortlisted for the 2013 Branford Boase Award for the best debut children’s novel. The award is worth £1,000 and this year’s chair of judges is the Guardian’s children’s books editor Julia Eccleshare. The winner will be announced on 11th July at a ceremony in London. Edward (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2004. His first novel, ‘Blackmoor’ (2008), was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize and won the Desmond Elliot Prize. ‘The Hunger Trace’ (2011) was shortlisted for both the Encore Award and the Portico Prize. ‘Daylight Saving’ is currently also shortlisted for the 14-16 category of the Leeds Book Awards.