Two UEA alumni have been nominated for this year’s Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award, which celebrates storytelling across all genres of contemporary fiction. Diana Evans is longlisted for her third novel, Ordinary People, published by Chatto & Windus, and Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott for her debut Swan Song, published by Hutchinson. Both books were previously longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Diana graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2003. Her debut novel, 26a, was published in 2005 and won the inaugural Orange Award for New Writers and the British Book Awards deciBel Writer of the Year prize and was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Best First Book Award. Her second novel, The Wonder, was published in 2009. Ordinary People was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, the Rathbones Folio Prize and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards. Kelleigh (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2017. 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 recently awarded the 2019 McKitterick Prize. The winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Award, which is worth £2,000, was UEA alumnus John Boyne (MA 1995). This year’s shortlist will be announced on 1 August and the winner on 16 September.