Imogen Hermes Gowar and JY Yang secure publishers
Two UEA authors have recently secured book deals. Vintage has acquired The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, the debut novel by Imogen Hermes Gowar following a 10-publisher auction. It will be published in 2018. Imogen graduated with a BA in Art History from UEA in 2012 and with an MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2014, when she was the winner of that year’s Curtis Brown Prize. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock was a finalist in the MsLexia First Novel Competition in 2015 and one of three novels shortlisted for the inaugural Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award. The science fiction and fantasy publisher Tor has meanwhile acquired two novellas from JY Yang, a current student on the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction MA). J (pictured) is a journalist and former scientist from Singapore whose short fiction has been published in Lightspeed, Uncanny, Clarkesworld and Strange Horizons. Her novellas, The Red Threads of Fortune and The River Runs Red, will be published simultaneously in summer 2017.