‘Mussels’, a new short story by UEA alumna Sue Healy, is one of the final three selected for this year’s BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines competition and will be broadcast at 7.45 this evening. Read by Ballykissangel actress Dervla Kirwan, it will be available on BBC iPlayer throughout August. Sue (pictured) graduated from the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2009 and has since won a number of national short story awards, including the 2010 Waterford Annaghmakerrig Award, the 2010 Ted O’Regan Award, the 2011 Molly Keane Memorial Award, and the 2011 Highlands & Islands Short Story Association. Her drama credits include four BAI-funded radio plays: Cow (2013), The Daffodil (2014), Cake (2014) and Strongbow’s Clock (2014). She has also won the Sussex Playwrights’ Award. Sue is currently a Doctoral Fellow at Lincoln University, researching a PhD on New Writing at the Royal Court Theatre.