Novels by three UEA alumni have been longlisted for this year’s €100,000 (£71,300) International Impac Dublin Literary Award. Ian McEwan (pictured), who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1971, is nominated for The Children Act, which was published by Jonathan Cape in 2014. Neel Mukherjee, a graduate of the 2001 Creative Writing MA, is nominated for The Lives Of Others, published by 2014 by Chatto & Windus and shortlisted for both the 2014 Man Booker Prize and the 2014 Costa Novel Award. It was the winner of the 2015 Encore Award. Emma Healey, who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 2011, is longlisted for Elizabeth Is Missing, published by Penguin in 2014 and the winner of the 2014 Costa First Novel Award, a Betty Trask Prize in 2015, and Italy’s Premio Salerno Libro D’Europa prize, as well as being shortlisted for numerous other awards, including the Desmond Elliott Prize. The winner of the Impac award will be announced on 9th June 2016.