A Song For Ella Grey by UEA alumnus David Almond has been shortlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Published in 2014 by Hodder, A Song For Ella Grey was earlier this year shortlisted for The Bookseller’s inaugural YA Book Prize. David (pictured) graduated from UEA with a BA in English and American Studies in 1973 and has since published nearly twenty other books, including two novels for adults. He was previously shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 2011 for My Name is Mina, the prequel to his bestselling first novel for children, Skellig, which was published in 1998 and won that year’s Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread children’s prize. The winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize will be announced on Thursday 19th November.