Stay With Me, the debut novel by UEA alumna Ayobami Adebayo, has been longlisted for the Prix Les Afriques. Published by Canongate in the UK and Knopf in the USA, it was published last year in France by Editions Charleston as Reste Avec Moi. Ayobami graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2014 and began Stay With Me on the course. 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. Last year it was named the winner of the 9Mobile Prize for Literature, a pan-African literary prize for debut books of fiction.