UEA alumnus Nick Bradley has been longlisted for the 2021 Diverse Book Awards for his debut novel, The Cat and the City, which was published by Atlantic in June 2020. It was previously longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award. Nick was born in Germany in 1982 and grew up in Bath. He worked as a teacher, translator, travel writer and photographer before graduating from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2016. He gained his PhD in Creative & Critical Writing from UEA in 2020. The Diverse Book Awards recognises children’s, young adult and adult fiction that features Black, Asian, Latin American and and/or inclusive main characters. The shortlist will be announced on 20 September.