Testament, the debut novel by UEA alumna Kim Sherwood, has won this year’s Bath Novel Award, a competition open to writers of any nationality who have yet to be traditionally published. Kim (pictured) grew up in Camden and graduated from the BA in Literature with Creative Writing at UEA in 2011 and from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2012. She is currently completing her PhD in Critical and Creative Writing and has taught on the undergraduate programme at UEA and the MA in Critical and Creative Writing at the University of Sussex. Her work has appeared in Lighthouse Journal Going Down Swinging, Mslexia, The Letters Page and Belleville Park Pages. The 2016 Bath Novel Award is worth £2,000 and was judged by Susan Armstrong of the Conville & Walsh literary agency. Current UEA student Annetta Berry was longlisted for the award for her historical novel, The Binding Frame.