UEA alumna Lindsey Fairweather is one of ten young writers selected for the 2014 IdeasTap Inspires Writers’ Centre Norwich Creative writing Competition and will receive six months of professional development and mentoring. Selected by a panel of judges and mentors – writers Daniel Hahn, Kerry Hudson, Alex Preston, Amy Sackville and Nicola Upson – from over 270 applications, the prize rewards young writers between the ages of 18 – 30. Lindsey (pictured) was selected for her short story, ‘Flowers for Eleanor’. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Yale University before joining the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2006, when she was that year’s recipient of the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Bursary. After graduation in 2007 she lived in Vienna for three years, teaching English, and is shortly to move with her family to Madrid. She has recently completed a novel and is in the early stages of writing a second.