The Dhow House is the new novel by UEA Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing Jean McNeil and is published this week in the UK by Legend Press. It will be published by ECW in the USA and Canada next March. Originally from Nova Scotia in Canada, Jean (pictured) is the co-Director of the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) and the author of eleven previous books, including four novels and a collection of short fiction. Her work has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, the Governor-General’s Prize for fiction (Canada) and the Journey Prize for short fiction (Canada). She has twice been the Mellon Foundation Visiting Scholar in South Africa, and works for part of each year in South Africa and Kenya. Ice Diaries: An Antarctic Memoir was published by ECW in North America earlier this year.