Birmingham is a new anthology of short fiction centred on the city of Birmingham and edited by UEA alumnus C.D. (Chris) Rose. It is published by the independent publisher Dostoyevsky Wannabe. Chris graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2007 and subsequently gained a PhD in the short story from Edge Hill University. His first book The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure was published in 2014. A standalone short story, Neva Star, was published as a pamphlet by Daunt Books in 2015. His novel Who’s Who When Everyone Is Someone Else: Ten Lectures on Great Lost Books was published by Melville House in 2018 and shortlisted for the 2019 McKitterick Prize.