Black Butterflies by UEA alumna Priscilla Morris has been shortlisted for both the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Royal Society of Literature / Ondaatje Prize. Published by Duckworth Books last year, Black Butterflies is also currently shortlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award. Priscilla (pictured) grew up in London and read Spanish, Italian and Social Anthropology at Cambridge University. After teaching English in Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro, she joined the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA, graduating in 2009, before completing the PhD in Creative & Critical Writing in 2013. She now lectures in Creative Writing at University College, Dublin and lives between Ireland and Catalonia. The winner of the Ondaatje Prize will be revealed on 10 May and the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction on 14 June.