The Heart’s Invisible Furies by UEA alumnus John Boyne has won the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award, which is worth £2,000 and rewards ‘compelling storytelling with brilliant characterisation and a distinct voice that is confidently written and assuredly realised’. The novel was published by Transworld last year, and has recently been followed by A Ladder to the Sky. John graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing in 1995, and returned as a Creative Writing Fellow in 2004, and as a tutor on the Creative Writing MA in 2014. A recipient of the Curtis Brown bursary in 1994, he is now the sponsor of a bursary for young Irish writer to join the MA. John’s first novel, The Thief of Time, was published in 2000, since when he has published eleven other novels for adults and five novels for younger readers, including , which was published successfully all over the world and was made into a feature film by Miramax.