Sister Sebastian’s Library is the new novel by UEA alumnus Phil Whitaker and is published by Salt this week. Phil graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 1996 and published his first novel Eclipse of the Sun in 1997. This went on to win the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award. His second novel Triangulation, also published by Weidenfeld) was the winner of the 2000 Encore Award. The Face was published by Atlantic in 2004, and Freak of Nature (also Atlantic) in 2007.