Yellow Tooth by UEA alumna Rowan Whiteside has been shortlisted for the 2017 Wilbur Smith Best Unpublished Manuscript award. Rowan (pictured) was born in South Africa and grew up in the UK. She completed a BA in English and American Literature at UEA before joining the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction), from which she graduated in 2015. The winner of the Best Unpublished Manuscript award will receive £5,000 to support travel for research on a second novel and will be offered guidance from Wilbur Smith’s literary agent, Kevin Conroy Scott, at Tibor Jones & Associates. The winner will be announced at a ceremony on 7th September at the Royal Geographical Society.