The Unpierced Heart by Katy Darby

Originally published as ‘The Whores' Asylum’ by Fig Tree, ‘The Unpierced Heart’ is the debut novel by UEA alumna Katy Darby and is published by Penguin today. Katy (pictured) graduated from the Creative Writing MA in 2006, when she was the recipient of the David Higham Award. Her work has been read on BBC Radio, and published in various magazines and anthologies including Stand, Mslexia, Slice and the Arvon and Fish anthologies. She edits the short story magazine Litro, teaches Short Story and Novel Writing at City University, and runs the live literature event, Liars’ League, in London. An exclusive extract from her second novel can be found on our website: www.newwriting.net

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