The Day That Went Missing, a memoir, is the latest book by UEA alumnus Richard Beard and is published by Harvill Secker this week. Richard graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1995 and has published six novels including Lazarus is Dead, Dry Bones and Damascus, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. His latest novel Acts of the Assassins was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize in 2015. He is also the author of three previous books of narrative non-fiction. For six years Richard Beard was Director of The National Academy of Writing in London. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo and Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at UEA.