UEA alumna Louise Tucker has been shortlisted for the Penguin Michael Joseph Undiscovered Writer’s Prize 2022/23: Crime & Thriller. Louise graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2022 as the holder of the Annabel Abbs scholarship. She has spent most of her working life in trade publishing and academia, teaching in the US, France and Britain. Her book about her father was the runner-up in the 2014 Woman & Home memoir competition and highly commended in the 2017 Spread the Word Life Writing competition. The Last Gift of Emmeline Davis was shortlisted for both the Cheshire Novel Prize and the Bath Novel Award in 2022. A previous draft of The Last Gift of Emmeline Davies (then titled The Last Field) won the inaugural PFD Lost the Plot prize in 2019, was shortlisted for the 2019 Bath Novel Prize, and longlisted for the 2019 Stockholm First Pages Prize. The winner of the Penguin Michael Joseph Undiscovered Writer’s Prize will be announced by the end of June 2023.