‘Elizabeth is Missing’ by Emma Healey
‘Elizabeth is Missing’ is the debut novel by UEA alumna Emma Healey and is published by Viking this week. Emma (pictured) grew up in London and gained a BA in Book Arts from the University of the Arts London before joining UEA’s Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2010. She began writing ‘Elizabeth is Missing’ while on the MA, and graduated in 2011. The novel was the subject of a major auction at the London Book Fair in 2013 and has since been sold in twenty other countries and translated into eighteen languages. It has just been voted June 2014′s top pick by library staff across the USA (along with ‘The Quick’ by fellow UEA alumna Lauren Owen). Emma was recently named a ‘Londoner To Watch’ by the Evening Standard, and will shortly be reading from her novel at numerous venues around the country (and in Canada). The dates and locations can be found on her website here.