The Trick is a 90-minute television thriller, recently shown on BBC1 and scripted by UEA alumnus Owen Sheers. It is based on the events of the ‘Climategate’ scandal in 2009, and is available to view for the next 12 months on the BBC iPlayer. Owen (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 1998 and published his first collection of poetry, The Blue Book, in 2000. His first work of non-fiction, The Dust Diaries, was the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year in 2005, while his second collection of poetry, Skirrid Hill, won the 2006 Somerset Maugham Award. His most recent novel, I Saw A Man, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year and the Prix Etranger in France. In 2018 he was awarded the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award, and his book-length poem, To Provide All People, was published by Faber & Faber to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act.