Fire on the Mountain is the new novel by UEA Reader in Creative Writing Jean McNeil and is published this week in the UK by Legend Press. Originally from Nova Scotia in Canada, Jean is the author of twelve previous books, including a collection of short stories and five novels, most recently The Dhow House, published by Legend in 2016. Her work has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, the Governor-General’s Prize for fiction (Canada) and the Journey Prize for short fiction (Canada). She has twice been the Mellon Foundation Visiting Scholar in South Africa, and works for part of each year in South Africa and Kenya. Ice Diaries: An Antarctic Memoir was published by ECW in North America in 2016 and was the winner of the $4,000 Grand Prize – the Phyllis and Don Munday Award – at the Banff Mountain Film Festival book competition.