‘Merivel’, the most recent novel by UEA alumna Rose Tremain, has been included on the shortlist of six novels in contention for the 2013 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Rose graduated from UEA with a BA in English in 1967. During her degree she was taught by both Angus Wilson and Malcolm Bradbury, and later returned to the university to teach alongside Bradbury on the Creative Writing MA. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2000 and was made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2007. Earlier this month she was announced as the University’s new Chancellor. The Walter Scott Prize is sponsored by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and is worth £25,000 to the winner. It will be awarded at the Borders Book Festival in June.