UEA alumna Sophie Collins has received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. The award, which is worth £4,000, is for poets under the age of 30. Sophie (pictured) was born in 1989 and grew up in North Holland. She moved to London in 2007 and studied Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College before joining the UEA Creative Writing (Poetry) MA in 2012. Her work has appeared in Mercy, 3:AM and Oxford Poetry, as well as the ‘Clinic’ and ‘Stop Sharpening Your Knives’ anthologies. She is currently working towards a PhD in Poetry and Translation at Queen’s University, Belfast. UEA Professor of Poetry and the History of Ideas, Denise Riley, has meanwhile been awarded a Cholmondeley Award by the Society of Authors for her body of work and contribution to poetry.