‘A Song For Ella Grey ‘ is the new novel for children by UEA alumnus David Almond and was recently published by Hodder. David graduated from UEA with a BA in English and American Studies in 1973 and has since published nearly twenty other books, including his second novel for adults, ‘The Tightrope Walkers’, earlier this year. David was shortlisted in 2011 for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for ‘My Name is Mina’, the prequel to his bestselling first novel for children, ‘Skellig’, which was published in 1998 and won that year’s Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread children’s prize. ‘My Name is Mina’ was also nominated for the 2012 UK Literacy Association Children’s Book Award. Both of his 2012 publications for children, ‘The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas’ and ‘Mouse Bird Snake Wolf’, were longlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 2014.