‘The Wake’ by UEA alumnus Alan Murrin has been shortlisted for the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year competition. It was first published in Waves of Change (Fresher Publishing). Originally from Donegal, Alan (pictured) studied English Studies at Trinity College Dublin, and graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2017. Now based in Berlin, he writes for The Irish Times, The Times Literary Supplement and The Spectator. The winner of the Writing.ie Short Story competition will be decided by public vote and announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards on 23rd November.