The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Power is the new novel by UEA alumna Naomi Alderman and is published by Viking this week. Naomi graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2003. Her first novel Disobedience (2006) won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Orange Broadband Prize for New Writers. Her second novel The Lessons (2010) was serialised for BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime. Her third novel The Liars’ Gospel was published in 2012, when she was selected by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative to be mentored by Margaret Atwood. In 2013 she was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. From 2004 to 2007 Naomi was lead writer on the alternate reality game Perplex City. She has written online games for Penguin and the BBC, among others, and in 2012 she co-created the top-selling smartphone fitness game and audio adventure Zombies, Run.