‘The Hikers’ by UEA alumna Emily Ford has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Royal Society of Literature V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize. Emily (pictured) graduated from Oxford with a degree in Literature in 2004 and from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) earlier this year. A former journalist at The Times and Agence France-Presse, Emily has previously worked in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New Delhi and current works as a literary translator and freelance journalist while completing her first novel. The V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize is worth £1,000. In addition Emily’s story will be published in Prospect magazine and the RSL Review.