A recent graduate the UEA/Guardian Creative Writing course, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, has won the Bridport Prize Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a first novel. Kelleigh, pictured, won the award for Swan Song, which she developed during a six-month UEA/Guardian masterclass led by the novelist and UEA alumnus James Scudamore. Kelleigh was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and earned a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University before studying screenwriting at the University of Southern California. Swan Song was also shortlisted for the 2015 Myriad Editions First Drafts Competition and longlisted for the 2015 Historical Novel Society Award for a New Novel. Two other UEA writers were longlisted for the Bridport Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award: Susan Vittery (MA 2005) for The Flag on Tilicho La and Adam Bennett-Keogh (current MA) for Tilt.