UEA alumni John Boyne and Thomas Morris have won prizes at this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Thomas (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2012 and won The Journal.ie Best Irish-Published Book of the Year Award as the editor of ‘Dubliners 100’, which was published earlier this year by Tramp Press. His debut story collection of short stories, ‘We Don’t Know What We’re Doing’, will be published by Faber and Faber next year. John graduated from the MA in 1995, and is currently teaching on the programme as a visiting Teaching Fellow. He won the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award for ‘Rest Day’, which was originally published in The Irish Times, and was shortlisted for the Eason Novel of the Year Award for his latest novel ‘A History of Loneliness’, recently published by Doubleday.