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Bill Manhire joins UEA as a UNESCO City of Literature professor

Former New Zealand Poet Laureate Bill Manhire joins UEA this semester as a UNESCO City of Literature visiting professor. He will help students to develop their poetry writing skills through a series of masterclasses and tutorials and will appear at the UEA Poetry Festival at the end of April. The UNESCO visiting professorship recognizes Norwich’s status as England’s first World City of Literature, joining Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin and Reykjavik. Bill (pictured) is the author...

‘The Fish Ladder’ by Katharine Norbury

  ‘The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream’ is the first book by UEA alumna Katharine Norbury and is published by Bloomsbury this week.  Katharine is a trained film editor who worked for many years with the writer Alan Bleasdale before joining the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2011.  She graduated as a part-time student in 2013 and has since gone on to undertake a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, London, under the supervision of Blake...

‘The Longest Flight’ by Emily Bullock

‘The Longest Flight’ is the new novel by Emily Bullock and is published by Myriad Editions today.  Emily (pictured) graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2004 and has recently completed a PhD at the Open University, where she also teaches Creative Writing.  Her first novel, ‘The Separate Principle’, was published by Legend Press in 2008 with the support of the Arts Council Funded YouWriteOn scheme. In 2011 she won the Bristol Short Story Prize with...

Anne Enright appointed Laureate for Irish Fiction

UEA alumna Anne Enright has been appointed as the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. She will receive €150,000 over the three-year term of the Laureateship, during which she will continue write, while teaching Creative Writing at University College Dublin and New York University.  She will also deliver an annual lecture and curate a programme of public events to promote greater engagement with Irish literature and reading, with particular emphasis on nurturing the short story and...

‘All True Not a Lie In It’ by Alix Hawley

    ‘All True Not A Lie In It’ is the debut novel by UEA alumna Alix Hawley and is published by Knopf Canada this week.  Alix was born in Vancouver in 1975 and gained a BA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia before completing her M.St and PhD at Oxford University.  She graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2001 and published her debut collection of short stories, ‘The Old Familiar’, with Thistledown Press...