James Scudamore (b. 1976) received his MA in Creative Writing from UEA in 2004 and returned as a Visiting Fellow in Creative Writing in 2009. His first novel, The Amnesia Clinic (2007), won the Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. It was followed by Heliopolis (2009), which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2009. Read what he said in an interview by clicking here. And Here’s another interview. Here’s another.