Two UEA graduates have been longlisted for the 2022 Royal Society of Literature V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize. S.Y. (Stephanie) Tam is nominated for ‘The Sparrows’, and Toby Litt for ‘What Have You Done? What Have You Done?’ Stephanie (pictured) graduated from the UEA MFA in Creative Writing in 2020, having previously gained an MSt in World Literatures and an MSc in evidence-based social intervention from the University of Oxford. She has worked for various radio and podcast networks, including Freakonomics Radio, New York Public Radio, and First Look Media. Her writing has been published in The Believer, The Behavioral Scientist, and Slate, among others. Last year she was shortlisted for the Fitzcarraldo Editions/Mahler & LeWitt Studios Essay Prize, which awards £3,000 to the best proposal for a book-length essay by a previously unpublished writer. Toby graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 1995 and was included in the Granta list of Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He is the author of ten novels, three collections of short stories, a book of essays, Mutants, published by Seagull Books in 2016, and a work of non-fiction, Wrestliana, published by Galley Beggar Press in 2018. His most recent novel, Patience, was published by Galley Beggar in 2019 and longlisted for the 2020 Republic of Consciousness Prize. A Writer’s Diary was published by Galley Beggar earlier this year. The V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize was won by UEA alumna Emily Ruth Ford in 2017 and 2018, and by 2022 graduate Leeor Ohayon last year.