UEA alumna Kim Sherwood has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times / University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award, which is worth £5,000 to the winner. 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. Her debut novel Testament was the winner of the 2016 Bath Novel Award while still in manuscript. It was published by riverrun in 2017 and shortlisted for the 2018 Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. The Sunday Times Award has previously been won by UEA graduates Andrew Cowan, Naomi Alderman and Adam Foulds. This is the third year in a row that UEA graduates have featured on the shortlist, following Julianne Pachico and Sara Taylor in 2017 and Imogen Hermes Gowar in 2018. The 2019 winner will be announced on 5 December.