Annabel Abbs graduated from UEA with a degree in English Literature. The Joyce Girl is her first novel and won the Impress Prize for New Writers 2015 and was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2015 and the Caldedonia Novel Award 2015. It has been sold in several countries round the world including Australia and Germany. Annabel sponsors a bursary on the UEA Creative Writing MA. She lives with her husband, four children and ageing dog in London and Sussex, and has just completed her second novel.