Lying Perfectly Still by UEA alumna Laura Fish has been shortlisted for the 2022 SI Leeds Literary Prize. Laura (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2002 and from the PhD in Creative and Critical Writing in 2007 and currently teaches at the University of Northumbria. Her first novel, Flight of Black Swans, was published by Duckworth in 1995, while her second novel, Strange Music, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2008 and longlisted for the Orange Prize. Lying Perfectly Still was previously longlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize in 2018 and 2020. The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on 21 October at the Ilkley Literature Festival.