Whistle In The Dark by Emma Healey
Whistle In The Dark is the second novel by UEA alumna Emma Healey and is published by Viking this week. Emma graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2011 and published her first novel Elizabeth Is Missing in 2014, winning the Costa First Novel Award, a Betty Trask Award, and Italy’s Premio Salerno Libro D’Europa prize. The novel was shortlisted for the Jarrold New Writing Award, the Independent Booksellers Week Awards, the Desmond Elliott Prize, The Times Breakthrough Award, and the Blackwell’s Book of the Year Award, and was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. The adaptation rights have recently been acquired by the BBC for a 90 minute drama to be broadcast in 2019.