‘She-Clown’ by UEA alumna Hannah Vincent has been shortlisted for the 2017 Manchester Writing Competition Fiction Prize, which is worth £10,000 to the winner. The prize was won last year by UEA alumnus D.W. Wilson, while the Poetry prize was jointly won by UEA alumna Rebecca Tamás. Hannah (pictured) graduated from the BA in Drama and English at UEA in 1987 and began her writing life as a playwright before completing an MA in Creative & Critical Writing at Kingston University in 2012. Her plays include The Burrow and Throwing Stones (Royal Court Theatre) and Hang (National Theatre Studio). Between 1996 and 2001 she worked for the BBC as a television script editor, and is currently completing a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing at the University of Sussex, where she is also a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She published her first novel Alarm Girl with Myriad Editions in 2014. Her second novel The Weaning will be published by Salt in 2018. The winner of the Manchester Fiction Prize will be announced on 1st December.