Two UEA alumni have been longlisted for this year’s Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, which is worth £30,000 to the winner: Richard Lambert for ‘The Hazel Twig and Olive Tree’ and Anjali Joseph for ‘Everlasting Lucifer’. Richard (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2010 and a published a debut collection poetry, Night Journey, in 2012. He is the recipient of an Arts Council award to write a new collection,The Nameless Places, and is currently on Escalator, a talent development scheme for writers in the east of England. His novel The Wolf Road was longlisted for this year’s Caledonia Novel Award. Anjali graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2008 and from the PhD in Creative & Critical Writing in 2014. Her first novel Saraswati Park was published in 2010 and won a Betty Trask Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize, and was joint winner of India’s Vodafone Crossword Book Award for Fiction, as well as being shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, the Ondaatje Prize, and the Hindu Literary Prize. Another Country, her second novel, was published in 2012 and was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. The Living, her third novel, was published last year.