UEA Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Jean McNeil, has been nominated for the 2013 Canadian National Magazine Awards for ‘Ice Diaries: a Climate Change Memoir’. Jean (pictured) is the author of ten books of fiction, travel, literature and poetry, most recently the novel ‘The Ice Lovers’, which is set in the Antarctic. Her work has been shortlisted for several major international awards, including the Governor-General’s Prize (Canada), and in 2005 she was awarded a fellowship to join the British Antarctic Survey as a writer-in-residence. She is the co-convenor of UEA’s Creative Writing MA (Prose Fiction). Her shortlisted essay was previously awarded the 2012 Prism International Prize for Creative Non-Fiction and was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize (USA and Canada). Another essay ‘The Skeleton Coast’ was a finalist for the Prism International Creative Non-Fiction Award in 2013.