‘Worthless Men’ is the new novel by UEA Director of Creative Writing, Andrew Cowan, and is published by Sceptre this week. Andrew is the author of four previous novels. ‘Pig’ won a Betty Trask Award, the Authors’ Club First Novel Award, the Ruth Hadden Memorial Prize, a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and was shortlisted for five other awards. ‘Common Ground’ and ‘Crustaceans’ both received competitive Arts Council bursaries. ‘What I Know’ was a recipient of an Arts Council Writers’ Award and was published in 2005. His guidebook ‘The Art of Writing Fiction’ was published in 2011. Andrew is himself a graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA, and now teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate Creative Writing programmes, including the MA in Prose Fiction.