Letters to a Writer of Colour is a collection of seventeen essays edited by UEA graduates Deepa Anappara and Taymour Soomro and has just been published by Vintage. Deepa graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2017 and is currently studying at UEA for her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. Her first novel Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line was published by Chatto & Windus in 2020, having already won the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, the Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award, and the Bridport/Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award while still in manuscript. It was longlisted for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction and the JCB Prize for Literature, and shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award, the McKitterick Prize, and the Kitschies Awards. Taymour graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2016 as the recipient of that year’s Curtis Brown Award and subsequently gained his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA in 2021. Previously he studied law at Cambridge University and Stanford Law School. His debut novel Other Names For Love was published by Harvill Secker last year. Letters to a Writer of Colour contains essays by fellow UEA graduates Mohammed Hanif, Femi Kayode and Sharlene Teo.