UEA alumna Natasha Pulley has been shortlisted for the 2016 Betty Trask Prize for her debut novel The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, which was published by Bloomsbury Circus last year. The novel is currently also in contention for the 2016 Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Natasha (pictured) studied English at Oxford University and graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2012, after which she completed a nineteen-month Daiwa Fellowship in Tokyo, Japan. She began writing The Watchmaker of Filigree Street while studying for her MA and is currently working on her second novel, The Bedlam Stacks. The £10,000 winner of the Betty Trask Prize will be announced on 21st June. The three runners-up will each receive worth £5,000.