The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story is a memoir by UEA alumna Christie Watson and is published by Chatto & Windus this week. Christie trained as a paediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital and worked in nursing for twenty years. She graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2007, when she was the recipient of the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Bursary. Her bestselling debut novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, was published in 2011 and won the Costa First Novel Award and the Waverton Good Read Award. Her second novel Where Women Are Kings was published by Quercus in 2013. Her books have been translated into eighteen languages.