The Hiding Game, the third novel by UEA writer Naomi Wood, has been longlisted for the the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, which is worth £25,000 to the winner. It was published by Picador last year. Naomi graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2008 and completed her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing in 2013, both at UEA. She was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at UEA, and co-convenor of the MA in Prose Fiction, in 2018. Her first novel The Godless Boys was published in 2011, and she became the inaugural British Library Eccles Centre Writer-in-Residence in 2012. Her second novel Mrs Hemingway won the 2014 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. The shortlist for the Walter Scott Prize will be announced in April, and the winner revealed at the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival on 12 June.