How to be Human by recent UEA graduate Paula Cocozza has been included on the shortlist of three for this year’s Desmond Elliott Prize for debut novels. Paula (pictured) is a feature writer for the Guardian and graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2015, when she was the recipient of the David Higham Award. How to Be Human was published by Hutchinson last year. The prize is worth £10,000 to the winner and was previously won by UEA graduates Anjali Joseph in 2011 and Edward Hogan in 2009. This year’s winner will be announced on 20 June.