UEA alumnus Thomas Morris has signed a two-book deal with Faber and Faber, who will publish his debut story collection, ‘We Don’t Know What We’re Doing’, next year. Thomas (pictured) graduated from the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA last year, and wrote most of the stories in his collection while on the MA. In 2013 he was also shortlisted for the international Willesden Herald short story competition. He has previously published short fiction in The Irish Times, The Moth, and ETO, and in 2012 received an Emerging Artist Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland. Currently the editor of the Irish literary journal ‘The Stinging Fly’, he recently edited ‘Dubliners 100’, a centenary collection of new short stories by Irish writers based on James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’.