UEA alumna Chelsey Flood has been shortlisted for this year’s Angus Book Award for her first novel for young adults, Infinite Sky, which was published by Simon & Schuster in 2013. Earlier this year Chelsey won the Branford Boase Award, the James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award, and was nominated for the The Carnegie Medal and the Leeds Book Awards in the 14-16 category. Chelsey (pictured) was born in Derby and gained 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. Infinite Sky was written while she was on the MA. The winner of the Angus Book Award, which is for books appropriate for the 13-15 year old age group, is selected by pupils from Angus secondary schools and was won last year by UEA alumnus Matt Whyman for his novel The Savages.