Current UEA Creative Writing student Isa Lorenzo has been named as the second winner of the Weidenfeld & Nicolson short story competition run in partnership with the UEA Creative Writing programme. The competition runs over the course of this year, with four quarterly winners, and is intended to showcase the best short stories written by current UEA students. We will be posting four winning short stories over the course of 2014. The first winner was Victoria Finan, a third-year Literature and History BA student, for her story ‘Mary Pannell’. Isa is a current student on the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) and has been selected for ‘Balak-Laot’. Isa (pictured) was born in Manila and raised in California and Quezon City. She worked in journalism and development before joining the MA, for which she was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Bursary.
The website for the competition can be found here: http://www.wnblog.co.uk/2014/05/wn-and-uea-short-story-partnership-second-winner