Paul Howarth and Imogen Hermes Gowar selected as writers to watch

Two recent UEA graduates have been selected as ‘new writers to watch’ by the Observer and Independent.  Paul Howarth and Imogen Hermes Gowar are both featured in the Independent, while Imogen is also selected by the Observer. Paul (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2015, having been awarded the Malcolm Bradbury Scholarship. His debut novel Only Killers And Thieves will be published by Pushkin Press in the UK in June and will be the ‘Lead Read’ when published by HarperCollins in the US. Foreign rights have also been sold. Imogen graduated from UEA with a BA in Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History in 2012 and from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2014, when she was the winner of the Curtis Brown Award. An early draft of her first novel The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock was a finalist in the MsLexia First Novel Competition in 2015 and was shortlisted for the inaugural Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award. After a 10-publisher auction, Vintage secured the rights to the novel for a six figure sum last year. It will be published in the UK later this month

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