‘The Lives of Others’ is the second novel by UEA alumnus Neel Mukherjee and is published by Chatto & Windus this week. Neel graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2001. His first novel was published as ‘Past Continuous’ in India in 2010 and subsequently as ‘A Life Apart’ in the UK. It was the joint winner of the 2009 Vodafone-Crossword Award, the winner of the Writers’ Guild Best Fiction Book Award in 2010, and was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in 2011. It was also chosen as a ‘Book of the Year’ in The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, the TLS and The Sunday Telegraph. Neel reviews fiction for The Times and TIME Magazine Asia and has written for the TLS, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, The New York Times, Boston Review, The Sunday Telegraph and Biblio.