UEA alumna Naomi Alderman has won this year’s £30,000 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her fourth novel The Power, which was published by Viking last year and has also been longlisted for the 2017 Orwell Prize for outstanding political writing. Naomi (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2003. Her first novel Disobedience (2006) won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Orange Broadband Prize for New Writers. Her second novel The Lessons (2010) was serialised for BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime. Her third novel The Liars’ Gospel was published in 2012, when she was selected by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative to be mentored by Margaret Atwood. In 2013 she was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists.