Two graduates of the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) have been shortlisted for the 2020 Manchester Fiction Prize, an international competition worth £10,000 to the winner. Edward Hogan (pictured) is nominated for ‘Bright Side’ and Andrea Mason for ‘Dead Man’s Stuff, Especially, Is No Good’. Both graduated in 2004. Edward’s most recent novel is The Electric, published by John Murray last year. His first novel, Blackmoor, was published in 2008 and shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize. It won the Desmond Elliot Prize. The Hunger Trace (2011) was shortlisted for both the Encore Award and the Portico Prize. Daylight Saving, his debut children’s novel, was shortlisted for the 2013 Branford Boase Award and the Leeds Book Awards. Andrea’s debut novel The Cremation Project was shortlisted for the inaugural Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize in 2018 and longlisted for the USA Dzanc Fiction Prize in 2018 and will be published by Inside The Castle later this year. Her short story ‘Ada & Carter’ was the winner of the 2020 Aleph Writing Prize and published as a limited edition in 2020. The winner of the Manchester Fiction Prize will be announced on 28 February.