The Day That Went Missing, a memoir by UEA alumnus Richard Beard, has been announced as the winner of this year’s PEN Ackerley Prize for literary autobiography. Richard graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1995 and has published six novels including Lazarus is Dead, Dry Bones and Damascus. 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 is also shortlisted for the James Tait Black (Biography) Prize and was previously shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize.