‘The Last Runaway’ is the seventh novel by UEA graduate Tracy Chevalier and is published by HarperCollins this month. Tracy (pictured) was born in Washington DC and moved to English in 1984. She graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA in 1994 and published her first novel ‘The Virgin Blue’ in 1996. Her second novel the ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ was published in 1999 and was adapted for cinema, the film receiving three academy award nominations in 2004. Her sixth novel ‘Remarkable Creatures’ was published in 2009 and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.