‘Closer’, a new short story by UEA alumnus CD Rose, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 15.45 today, marking the return of ‘The Time Being’, Radio 4’s showcase for new writers. Chris Rose (pictured) graduated from the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2007 and was shortlisted last year for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award for ‘Arkady Who Couldn’t See And Artem Who Couldn’t Hear’. He has published numerous other short stories since graduation, including ‘A Publisher Surveys the Changing Literary Scene’ in the collection ‘Unthology 3′, and is currently working on a PhD in the short story at Edge Hill University. His first book, ‘The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure’, will be published by Melville House in both the UK and the USA later this year. ‘Marathon’, a short story by 2012 UEA alumna Claire Powell, was featured in the previous series of ‘The Time Being’.