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Anthologies showcase new writing talent

Mon, 12 Nov 2012

A host of new writing talent is showcased in the latest anthologies of work produced by students on the University of East Anglia's renowned Masters course in creative writing.

This year three anthologies have been produced, focusing on creative writing (prose and life-writing), poetry and, for the first time, scriptwriting.

"The University of East Anglia is a supportive community, a creative muse and a fertile ground - under clear East Anglian skies - to grow the best crop of new writers each year. Sample and enjoy this season's produce," said Jeremy Page, author of Salt and The Wake, and a graduate of the MA.

The anthologies are put together and edited by students with help and guidance from staff at UEA and Egg Box Publishing, a Norwich-based independent publishing house, set up by former UEA students Nathan Hamilton and Alexander Gordon Smith, that specialises in new writing.

UEA CREATIVE WRITING 2012 (Prose and Life-Writing) RRP £9.99 978-0956928931

With a foreword by UEA alumnus novelist Andrew Miller (Costa Book of the Year Winner 2011) and with introductions by Henry Sutton and Kathryn Hughes, this volume showcases work by students graduating from both the Prose and Life Writing courses. Twenty-four names for the future.

UEA 17 POETS 2012 RRP £9.99 978-0956928948

Described by poet John Burnside as "wonderfully various" this collection showcases exceptional poetry from 17 striking new voices. It includes a detailed introduction by Moniza Alvi, Lavinia Greenlaw and George Szirtes.

UEA SCRIPTWRITING 2012 RRP £9.99 978-0956928955

Students of the Scriptwriting MA appear for the first time in their own unique volume. Here 10 scripts for the stage and screen demonstrate high standards of originality, craft and application. This volume also includes an interview with playwright Steve Waters.

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