Stranger, Baby by UEA writer Emily Berry has been shortlisted for this year’s £10,000 Forward Prize for Best Collection. Emily (pictured) grew up in London and studied English Literature at Leeds University and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College before joining UEA to undertake a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing under the supervision of Denise Riley. Her debut collection Dear Boy was published by Faber in 2013 and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize and was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. She is the editor of Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt Publishing) and was published alongside Anne Carson and UEA alumna Sophie Collins (MA 2012) in the first volume of the relaunched Penguin Modern Poets series in 2016. Stranger, Baby was published by Faber & Faber earlier this year. The winner of the Forward Prize will be announced on 21st September.