‘Genie and Paul’ is the first novel by UEA alumna Natasha Soobramanien and is published by Myriad Editions this month. Natasha (pictured) completed her MA in Creative Writing at UEA in 2002 and her PhD in Creative & Critical Writing in 2010. Her writing has previously appeared in ‘Magnetic Promenade and other Sculpture Parks’, edited by Chris Evans, and ‘New Writing 14’, edited by Lavinia Greenlaw and Helon Habila, and she contributed two chapters to Luke Williams’s novel ‘The Echo Chamber’, which won the Saltire Award earlier this year. Together with Luke, who is also a UEA graduate, Natasha organises Plum, an occasional live literature night in London. An account of her collaboration with Luke is published here on New Writing, the UEA Creative Writing website.