Testament, the debut novel by UEA alumna Kim Sherwood, has been longlisted for the 2019 Desmond Elliott Prize, which is worth £10,000 to the winner. The novel was the winner of the 2016 Bath Novel Award and is currently also shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. It 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 and teaches Creative Writing at the University of the West of England. The shortlist for the Desmond Elliott Prize will be announced on 10th May and the winner on 19th June. Previous winners of the prize include UEA alumni Edward Hogan for Blackmoor (2009) and Anjali Joseph for Saraswati Park (2011).