Seven books by UEA alumni have been included in the longlist for The Guardian’s annual Not The Booker Prize competition. All the nominated novels, as well as the eventual winner, are selected by readers of the newspaper. In 2015 UEA alumna Tasha Kavanagh was included in the shortlist of six for her novel Things We Have in Common. The seven titles longlisted this year are: Everyone Is Watching (Picador) by Megan Bradbury (MA 2005); River Of Ink (Picador) by Paul MM Cooper (MA 2013; current PhD); Nine Folds Make A Paper Swan (Atlantic Books) by Ruth Gilligan (MA 2011); The Living (Fourth Estate) by Anjali Joseph (MA 2008; PhD 2014); Sometimes A River Song (Linen Press) by Avril Joy (BA 1972); Owl Song At Dawn (Legend Press) by Emma Claire Sweeney (MA 2004); and Fowlowe (Harper Collins) by Eleanor Wasserberg (MA 2010). The shortlist will be announced in 15th August.