Stay With Me, the debut novel by UEA alumna Ayobami Adebayo, has been longlisted for this year’s £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize, which is awarded to the best literary work in English by an author aged 39 or under. Ayobami (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2014 and was the recipient of a full-fees International Scholarship. Stay With Me was published by Canongate in the UK and Knopf in the USA last year, and translation rights have been sold to a range of overseas publishers. It was shortlisted for the 2017 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. The shortlist for the Dylan Thomas Prize will announced at the end of March, and the winner revealed 10th May.