‘The Body Audit’ by UEA alumnus Rory Gleeson has been nominated for the 2021 BBC National Short Story Award, which is worth £15,000 to the winner, who will be announced on 19 October. Each shortlisted author will receive £600. Rory (pictured) graduated with a BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, and completed his MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2014. His first novel, Rockadoon Shore, was published by John Murray in 2017. His short film, Psychic, was funded by the Irish Film Board and Sky Arts, and premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2018, and his debut play, Blood in the Dirt, premiered at The New Theatre in 2019. Rory’s writing has been published in The Irish Times, The Town Crier, Far Off Places Magazine and Granta. He was the 2019 Burgess Writing Fellow at The University of Manchester. Each of the shortlisted stories for the BBC National Short Story Award will be broadcast on Radio 4 and on BBC Sounds from Monday 20 September.