‘John the Pupil’ is the seventh novel by UEA alumnus David Flusfeder and is published by 4th Estate today. David (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1988, and published his first novel, ‘Man Kills Woman’, in 1993. ‘Like Plastic’, published in 1996, was the winner of the 1997 Encore Award for the best second novel. David, who was born in the USA, was appointed as the Director of the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Kent in 2013. He reviews fiction and non-fiction for the New Statesman and has contributed reviews and features to many other magazines and newspapers including The Times and The Sunday Telegraph, for whom he was a poker columnist.