‘From A Distance’ is the new novel by UEA Creative Writing tutor Raffaella Barker and is published by Bloomsbury this week. Raffaella was born in London and grew up in Norfolk, where she still lives. She is the eldest daughter of the poet George Barker and the novelist Elspeth Barker, and is the author of eight previous novels, including ‘Come And Tell Me Some Lies’ (1994), ‘A Perfect Life’ (2006), and ‘Poppyland’ (2008). She has taught for the charity First Story and for the Arvon Foundation, and was the Royal Literary Fund writing fellow at UEA in 2011-12. She has also taught on the UEA Guardian Masterclasses and currently teaches on the UEA undergraduate Creative Writing programme.