UEA alumna Meadhbh Ní Eadhra has won an Oireachtas Irish language literary award for her unpublished novel for teenagers, Faye. The award is worth €2,000. Meadhbh (pictured) graduated from the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2013. She is the author of two award-winning Irish language books for young people, Rua and Fáinne Fí Fífí, and was the winner of the 2013 Moth Short Story Prize. Last month her short story ‘Friday’ was shortlisted for the 2016 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year award.