Nightshift is the debut novel by UEA alumna Kiare Ladner and is published this week by Picador. Kiare grew up in South Africa and graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2013 before completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Aberystwyth. Her short stories have been published in The London Review of Books, Ambit, Eclectica, New Contrast and Wasafiri, and anthologies from Comma Press and Lightship. They have also been nominated for numerous awards, including the Bridport Prize, the Short Fiction Competition, the Hilary Mantel International Short Story Competition, the Short Sharp Stories Award, and the storySouth Million Writers Award. ‘Van Rensburg’s Card’ was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2018, and ‘Rise Above It’ was broadcast in 2019 on BBC Radio 4.