Elizabeth is Missing by UEA alumna Emma Healey has been included on the shortlist of three titles in the running for this year’s Desmond Elliott Prize, which is worth £10,000 to the winner. Emma (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2011, and subsequently worked for the UEA IT department while completing her novel. Elizabeth is Missing was published by Hutchinson last year and is now an international bestseller. It was also recently longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers Week Awards, having previously been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and shortlisted for the Jarrold New Writing Award. It was the winner of the 2014 Costa First Novel Award. The winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize will be announced on 1st July.