‘The Shore’ is the first novel by UEA student Sara Taylor and is published by William Heinemann this week, with a launch event at ‘UEA Live’ at the Forum in Norwich this evening. Sara graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2013 and is currently studying for her PhD at UEA. She gained a BFA from Randolph College in the US before joining UEA, and was the winner of the 2012 Stonybrook Southampton Fiction Prize. ‘The Shore’ will also be published this spring by Hogarth in the USA, Bond Street in Canada, and Laffont in France. It was recently included on the longlist for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.