Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country by UEA alumnus Edward Parnell is one of three titles shortlisted for 2020 PEN Ackerley Prize for memoir and autobiography. It was published by William Collins last year. Edward graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2007. He has previously been the recipient of an Escalator Award from the National Centre for Writing and a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. His debut novel The Listeners was published in 2014 and was the winner of the Rethink New Novels Prize. He lives near Norwich and is the Director of the biennial Wymondham Words literature festival. The Ackerley Prize is administered by English PEN and the winner receives a £3,000. The Photographer at Sixteen by former UEA Reader in Poetry George Szirtes is also shortlisted for this year’s prize, which was won by UEA alumnus Richard Beard in 2018 for The Day That Went Missing.