One Of Six by UEA alumna Jyoti Patel has been announced as the winner of the 2021 Merky Books New Writers Prize, a competition established by the rapper Stormzy in association with Penguin Books to discover unpublished, underrepresented writers aged 16-30 from the UK and Ireland. Her novel was selected from more than 2,000 submissions and will be published next year by Merky Books. Jyoti (pictured) was born in Paris to British Indian parents and grew up in London. She graduated from the UEA BA in English Literature with Creative Writing in 2014 and from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2020. The prize was judged by authors Emma Dabiri and Candice Braithwaite, comedian and actor Guz Khan and British Olympian Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson.