Now We Shall Be Entirely Free by UEA alumnus Andrew Miller has been shortlisted for the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Andrew graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing in 1990, and published his first novel Ingenious Pain in 1997. This went on to win the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award as well as the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and Italy’s Grinzane Cavour Prize. He has since written six novels: Casanova (1998), Oxygen (2001), which was shortlisted for the Whitebread Novel of the Year Award and the Booker Prize, The Optimists (2005), One Morning Like A Bird (2008), Pure (2011), which was the winner of 2012 Costa Book Award, and The Crossing (2015). The winner of the Walter Scott Prize will be announced at the Borders Book Festival on 15 June.