The Day That Went Missing, a memoir by UEA alumnus Richard Beard, has been shortlisted for this year’s James Tait Black (Biography) Prize, which is worth £10,000 to the winner. Richard graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1995 and has published six novels including Lazarus is Dead, Dry Bones andDamascus, 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 Day That Went Missing was recently shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize.The winner of the James Tait Black Prize will be announced on 18 August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.