Swan Song by UEA graduate Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott has won this year’s McKitterick Prize, which is awarded to a first novel by a writer over 40 and is administered by the Society of Authors. Kelleigh (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2017, having previously earned a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University before studying screenwriting at the University of Southern California. As a work-in-progress, Swan Song was awarded the 2015 Bridport / Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award and was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize and the Myriad Editions First Drafts Competition. It was longlisted for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. C.D. Rose, who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2007, was shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize.