Anglian Learning Writing Prize 2021 – Introducing our judges

Anglian Learning Writing Prize 2021 – Introducing our judges

WRITING: Longlisted writing categories will be judged by award-winning graduates from the Creative Writing MA programme at the University of East Anglia.

Freya Dean graduated with distinction from the Creative Writing MA program @UEAofficial in 2018 and, the same year, won the Lorna Sage Award and was an Elizabeth Kostova Foundation finalist. Recent work can be found in The Real Story, Visual Verse and UEA’s Anthology Series. Freya also co-edits @HinterlandNF magazine

Peter Goulding won the New Welsh Writing Awards Rheidol Prize in 2019, and his novel ‘Slatehead’ was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2020. Some of the best and most creative things he has ever read are graphic novels by Derf Backderf and Simon Stallenhag, and his favourite manga is One Punch Man. @flatlandclimber

Ben Kinsella received a BA in Film studies from UEA in 2014, returning to study for a Masters in Creative Writing. He spent time backpacking around New Zealand, Kenya and Nepal, before spending a year teaching English in the Spanish city of Zaragoza. Ben is currently completing a memoir about his experience of being diagnosed with cancer as a teenager.

Yin F Lim is a writer and editor. A former journalist, she now writes mainly about family, food and migration. Yin holds a Biography and Creative Non-Fiction MA from @UEAofficial and her creative work has been published in Hinterland, Porridge, and the American Writers Review’s Art in the Time of Covid-19 special issue. @YinFLim

ART WORK: Longlisted entries in this category will be judged by Karen Thomas, Community Manager, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.