Recent UEA graduate Elizabeth Macneal has sold her debut novel The Doll Factory to Picador following an auction involving thirteen other publishers. The novel was recently announced as the winner of the 2018 Caledonia Novel Award, an international award for unpublished and self-published novelists. Picador have also bought the rights to her second novel and will publish The Doll Factory as their leading debut title in 2019. Elizabeth (pictured) is also a potter and runs Limehouse Ceramics in London. She grew up in Edinburgh and read English Literature at Oxford University, where she was a Buccleugh Scholar. After working in the City for several years she joined the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2016 as that year’s recipient of the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship.