‘Mrs Engels’ is the debut novel by UEA alumnus Gavin McCrea and is published by Scribe this week. Gavin was born in Dublin in 1978 and has since travelled widely, living in Japan, Belgium and Italy, among other places. He holds a BA and an MA from University College Dublin, and completed his MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2009. Under the supervision of the novelist Trezza Azzopardi, he gained a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA in 2013. He currently divides his time between the UK and Spain.