Three UEA Creative Writing alumnae have been selected for the British Library’s inaugural Emerging Writers Programme. They are Ruth Emily Ford, Deborah Torr and Mia Vigar. Emily (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2017. A former journalist at The Times and Agence France-Presse, she won the Royal Society of Literature V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize in 2017 and 2018 and currently works as a literary translator and freelance journalist while completing her first novel. Deborah graduated from the English Literature BA in 2015 and now works for an international development charity. Along with a fellow UEA student, Christopher Dobson, she was the winner of Npower’s ‘Future Leaders’ competition in 2014 with their idea to save water by urinating in the shower. In 2018 she had a winning entry in Spread the Word’s City of Stories competition and is currently working on a short story collection. Mia graduated from the BA in English Literature with Creative Writing in 2003 and subsequently completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester. She has released two albums of original music, and her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Brighton Prize. She is working on her first novel. Participants in the Emerging Writers Programme will receive free membership of The London Library and a programme of writing development and networking opportunities.