Joe Dunthorne’s new novel
‘Wild Abandon’ is the second novel by UEA alumnus Joe Dunthorne and is published by Hamish Hamilton this week. Joe graduated from UEA’s undergraduate programme in 2004 and from the Creative Writing MA in 2005, when he was the winner of the inaugural Curtis Brown Award, worth £7,500. His first novel ‘Submarine’, which he workshopped while on the MA, was published in 2008 and was shortlisted for Desmond Elliot Prize, the Wodehouse Bolinger Prize and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book Award. The film adaptation, directed by Richard Ayoade, went on general release earlier this year, while a selection of Joe’s poetry was published in the Faber New Poets series last year.