Two UEA alumni, Gboyega Odubanjo and Michael Askew, have been awarded Eric Gregory Awards at the Society of Authors annual prize-giving ceremony. The award recognises a poetry collection by an author under age of thirty, and is worth £4050 to each author. Gboyega (pictured) was awarded his prize for Aunty Uncle Poems, which was also one of the four winners of the 2020 Poetry Business New Poet’s Prize and will be published by Smith/Doorstep later this year. He gained a BA in English & Philosophy at UEA in 2017 and graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2018. His debut collection While I Yet Live was published by Bad Betty Press in 2019 and shortlisted for the 2020 OutSpoken Prize for Poetry. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Hertfordshire. Michael was awarded his prize for his collection The Association Game. He studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick, graduating in 2013, before studying for an MA Writing the Modern World at UEA. He is currently a postgraduate researcher at UEA, writing a doctoral thesis on the idea of the ‘lyric essay’.