‘Merivel’ by Rose Tremain
'Merivel: A Man Of His Time' is the new novel by UEA alumna Rose Tremain and is published by Chatto and Windus today. A sequel to 'Restoration', which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1990, this is her eighteenth publication and follows 'Trespass', which was longlisted for the Booker in 2010. Rose graduated from UEA in 1967 and returned to teach on the Creative Writing MA alongside Malcolm Bradbury between 1988 and 1995. She is now one of UEA’s Distinguished Writing Fellows. Her first novel, 'Sadler’s Birthday', was published in 1976 and among her many other acclaimed novels and short story collections are 'Sacred Country' (1992), which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Fémina Etranger, 'Music and Silence' (1999), which won the Whitbread Novel Award, 'The Colour' (2004), which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and 'The Road Home', which won the 2008 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. She was awarded a CBE in 2007.