Four UEA writers have been shortlisted for this year’s East Anglian Book Awards, sponsored by the Eastern Daily Press and Jarrold department store. Andrew Cowan and Henry Sutton are nominated in the Fiction category, judged by the administrator of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Ion Trewin, while George Szirtes and Helen Ivory are nominated in the Poetry category, judged by Michael Mackmin, editor of the poetry magazine The Rialto. Andrew is the Director of Creative Writing at UEA, as well as being a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing, and is shortlisted for Worthless Men (Sceptre). Henry (pictured) is the co-Convenor of the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA, and is shortlisted for My Criminal World (Harvill Secker). George Szirtes is a Reader in Creative Writing and teaches on the Creative Writing (Poetry) MA and is shortlisted for Bad Machine (Bloodaxe). Helen Ivory is the Convenor of UEA’s online Diploma courses in Creative Writing and is shortlisted for Waiting For Bluebeard (Bloodaxe). The category winners and overall East Anglian Book of the Year winner will be announced on November 6th.