The Day That Went Missing, a memoir by UEA alumnus Richard Beard, has been shortlisted for this year’s Rathbones Folio Prize, which is worth £20,000 to the winner. The prize is open to writers from around the world and rewards the best work of literature regardless of form. Richard graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1995 and has published six novels including Lazarus is Dead, Dry Bones and Damascus, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. His most recent novel Acts of the Assassins was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize in 2015. Richard is also the author of three previous books of narrative non-fiction and was a Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at UEA between 2014 and 2017. The winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize will be announced 8 May.