A Crooked Rib is the third novel by UEA alumna Judy Corbalis and has recently been published by Random House in New Zealand. Judy graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing in 1990 and is the author of eight books for children. Her first novel for adults, Tapu, was published in 1996 and her second, Mortmain, in 2007. Originally from New Zealand and now living in London, Judy studied History and English Literature at Victoria University before joining the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She holds an Equity card and has worked in theatre and television. In 2004 she became the inaugural Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.