Testament, the debut novel by UEA alumna Kim Sherwood, has been longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. The novel was the winner of the 2016 Bath Novel Award and was published by riverrun last year. Kim graduated from the BA in Literature with Creative Writing at UEA in 2011 and from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2012. Her writing has appeared in Lighthouse, Going Down Swinging, Mslexia, The Letters Page and Belleville Park Pages. Kim teaches Creative Writing at the University of the West of England. The Author’s Club Award has previously been won by UEA graduates Andrew Cowan, Mick Jackson, Susan Fletcher and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan. This year’s shortlist will be announced on 28 March and the winner on 22 May.