Stay With Me, the debut novel by UEA alumna Ayobami Adebayo, has been named as the winner of the 9Mobile Prize for Literature. Founded in 2013 as the Etisalat Prize for Literature, the £15,000 award is a pan-African literary prize for debut books of fiction. Ayobami (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2014. Stay With Me was published by Canongate in the UK and Knopf in the USA, and translation rights were sold to a range of overseas publishers, including Ouida Books in Nigeria. In 2017 it was shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, and was nominated in 2018 for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Wellcome Book Prize.