Novels by two UEA alumni have been longlisted for this year’s Gordon Burn Prize, which is worth £5,000 to the winner. Tom Benn is nominated for Oxblood, which was published this year by Bloomsbury, while Ashley Hickson-Lovence is nominated for Your Show, which has recently been published by Faber. Tom (pictured) graduated from the UEA […]
An extract from Tom Benn’s fourth novel Oxblood, published by Bloomsbury in April 2022 But that spring she was fourteen and would do anything. She would take off her knickers and gift them to him there if he asked her. She slipped out of the now to imagine this and her smile went, her […]
Oxblood is the new novel by UEA alumnus and lecturer Tom Benn and is published by Bloomsbury this week. Tom graduated from the UEA BA in English Literature with Creative Writing in 2009 and from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2010, when he was the recipient of the Malcolm Bradbury bursary. His […]
Recorded for the Spring 2019 series of the UEA Literary Festival, Booker Prize-winning novelist Marlon James in conversation with UEA Lecturer in Crime Writing, the novelist Tom Benn. Introduced by Philip Langeskov.
Mick Herron’s foreword to Postmortem, the 2019 UEA Crime Fiction MA anthology, published by Egg Box, followed by Tom Benn’s afterword FOREWORD by Mick Herron Some while ago I met a man who told me he’d once tried writing a novel. His problem, he explained, was that he’d only really wanted to write ‘the good bits’, […]