‘Infinite Sky’ by UEA alumna Chelsey Flood has been longlisted for both this year’s Branford Boase Award and the Carnegie Medal. Chelsey (pictured) was born in Derby and obtained a BA in English from the University of Falmouth before joining the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA. She graduated in 2010 as the winner of that year’s Curtis Brown Award for best Creative Writing dissertation, and published ‘Infinite Sky’ with Simon and Schuster in 2013. The Branford Boase Award is worth £1,000 to the winner and recognizes the year’s outstanding debut novel for children. The Carnegie Medal is administered by CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) and is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. Chelsey has also been shortlisted for the James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award and the Leeds Book Awards in the 14-16 category.