The Power by UEA alumna Naomi Alderman has been shortlisted in the Popular Fiction category of the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards, which are sponsored by National Book Tokens, curated by bookshops and voted for by readers. 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, and in 2016 she published The Power, which was longlisted for the 2017 Orwell Prize and won the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. The winners of the Books Are My Bag Awards will be announced on 21st November.