Two UEA Creative Writing alumni have been shortlisted for the 2017 East Anglian Book Awards, which are organised by the Eastern Daily Press, Jarrolds, and Writers’ Centre Norwich. Julianne Pachico is nominated in the Fiction category for her debut collection of stories The Lucky Ones, published by Faber & Faber earlier this year, while Richard Lambert is nominated in the Poetry category for his second collection The Nameless Places, published by Arc last month. Richard (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2010 and published his debut collection of poetry, Night Journey, in 2012. He is currently on Escalator, a talent development scheme for writers in the east of England, and received an Arts Council award to complete The Nameless Places. Julianne graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2013 and completed a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing at UEA earlier this year. The Lucky Ones is currently also on the shortlist for the 2017 The Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. Another UEA alumna, Hayley Long, who graduated with an MA in American Studies in 2016, is shortlisted in the Children’s category of the East Anglian Book Awards for her latest novel for teenagers, The Nearest Far Away Place. The category winners and overall East Anglian Book Awards winner will be announced on 24th November.