UEA alumna Helen Cross has joined UEA this semester as a Writing Fellow and will be teaching on the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA, from which she graduated in 1997. Helen (pictured) is the author of three novels. My Summer of Love was published in 2001 and won a Betty Trask Award in 2002. The film adaptation won a BAFTA award. The Secrets She Keeps was published in 2005, and Spilt Milk Black Coffee in 2009. Helen is currently working on an adaptation of Spilt Milk Black Coffee for Rainy Day Films while completing her fourth novel.