‘Still Blue Thing’ a story by UEA Alumna April Yee has been selected as the winner of the Manchester Fiction Prize. April (pictured) is a writer and translator who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2022 as that year’s Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholar. She is a National Book Critics Circle Fellow, a Ledbury Poetry Critic, and a Refugee Journalism Project mentor. In 2021, she was editor-in-residence at The Georgia Review, the Community of Writers’ Lucille Clifton Memorial Scholar, and listed for the Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize, the Alpine Fellowship, the Women’s Prize Trust’s Discoveries, and the Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award. She was recently shortlisted for the international Manchester Poetry Prize. In 2022 she won the Text category of the Ivan Juritz Prize, and was also shortlisted for that year’s Manchester Fiction Prize.