The Cut is a new novella by UEA alumnus Anthony Cartwright. It is published this month and was commissioned by the publisher Peirene specifically to explore the issue of Brexit. Anthony was born in 1973 in Dudley and graduated from the UEA undergraduate programme in 1996. His first novel The Afterglow was published by Tindal Street Press in 2004 and was a winner of a Betty Trask Award. It was also shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the John Llewellyn-Rhys Memorial Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize: Best First Novel award. His second novel Heartland was published in 2009 and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize: Best Novel award. His third novel How I Killed Margaret Thatcher was published in 2012 and shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. Iron Towns was published by Serpent’s Tail last year.