New work by four UEA alumni is included in the anthology ‘New Welsh Short Stories’, edited by Francesca Rhydderch and Penny Thomas and published by Seren: ‘On The Inside’ by Trezza Azzopardi, ‘Rising-Falling’ by Joe Dunthorne, ‘Pulling Out’ by Eluned Gramich, and ‘17’ by Thomas Morris.
Trezza graduated from the Creative Writing MA in 1998 and is now a lecturer in Creative Writing at UEA. She is the author of five novels, the first of which, ‘The Hiding Place’, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Joe graduated in 2005 and published his first novel ‘Submarine’ in 2008. This was made into a feature film, and he has since published a second novel, ‘Wild Abandon’, the winner of the 2012 Encore Award. Thomas graduated in 2013 and is the editor of the literary journal ‘Stinging Fly’ and the anthology of Irish short fiction ‘Dubliners 100’. His first novel, ‘We Don’t Know What We’re Doing’, will be published by Faber later this year. Eluned graduated in 2012 and recently won the inaugural New Welsh Writing Award for her essay ‘Scenes from a Hokkaidan Life’, a memoir of her stay on a remote island in Japan during her time there as a Daiwa Scholar in 2012. She is also the translator of the German short story collection ‘Goldfish Memory’ by Monique Schwitter, which was published by Parthian Books earlier this year.