At The Edge of the Orchard is the eighth novel by UEA alumna Tracy Chevalier and is published by HarperCollins this week. Tracy (pictured) was born in Washington DC and moved to English in 1984. She graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA in 1994 and published her first novel The Virgin Blue in 1996. Her second novel Girl With a Pearl Earring was published in 1999 and was adapted for cinema, the film receiving three academy award nominations in 2004. Her sixth novel Remarkable Creatures, which was published in 2009, was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her seventh novel The Last Runaway was published by HarperCollins in 2013.