‘The Country of Ice Cream Star’ by Sandra Newman
‘The Country of Ice Cream Star’ is the third novel by UEA alumna Sandra Newman and is published by Chatto and Windus this week. Sandra was born in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from UEA’s Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2002, when she was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award for her debut novel ‘The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done’. She published her second novel ‘Cake’ in 2008 and a memoir, ‘Changeling’, in 2010. In addition she has published a guide to Western literature, ‘The Western Lit Survival Kit: How To Read The Classics Without Fear’ (2012) and is the co-author (with Howard Mittelmark) of ‘How Not To Write A Novel’ (2008) and ‘Read This Next’ (2010).