Things We Have in Common, the debut novel by UEA alumna Tasha Kavanagh, has been included on the shortlist of six titles in contention for The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize. All the nominated novels, as well as the eventual winner, are selected by readers of the newspaper. Tasha (pictured) graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing in 1992 and has worked in film editing for ten years on productions such as ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’ and ‘Seven Years in Tibet’. She has also published nine picture books for children under her maiden name, Tasha Pym, including most recently ‘Have You Ever Seen A Sneep?’, illustrated by Joel Stewart. Things We Have in Common was published by Canongate earlier this year.