Books by four alumni of the UEA Creative Writing programme have been shortlisted for the 2018 East Anglian Book of the Year Awards. Phyllida Scrivens (pictured), who graduated from the Biography and Creative Non-Fiction MA in 2014, is nominated in the Biography and Memoir category for The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich 1923-2017 (Pen & Sword). Mitch Johnson, who graduated from the BA in English Literature with Creative Writing in 2014, is nominated in for The Mal Peet Children’s Award for Kick (Usborne). And 2014 Poetry MA graduate Adam Warne is nominated in the Poetry category for Suffolk Bang (Gatehouse Press) along with 1997 graduate Esther Morgan for The Wound Register (Bloodaxe). The winners in the six categories of the awards will be revealed on 23 November and the overall winner will receive £1,000.