UEA alumna Sarah Hesketh has been awarded a Royal Society of Literature (RSL) Literature Matters Award, which is intended to provide financial support for writers to undertake new literary projects that extend the reach of literature. Her project ‘Boo Do’ is a work of poetry/oral history that explores experiences of breastfeeding. Sarah (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at UEA in 2007 and published her first full collection Napoleon’s Travelling Bookshelf in 2009, for which she was highly commended in the 2010 Forward Prize. For five years she was the Assistant Director at English PEN and in 2014 she was nominated for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize for her work in organizing public events as a freelance project manager at The Poetry Translation Centre. Sarah currently works as Managing Editor for Modern Poetry in Translation magazine and teaches Creative Writing for the Open University.