Starling Days is the second novel by UEA Creative Writing student Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and is published by Sceptre this week. Rowan gained her PhD in Creative & Critical Writing from UEA earlier this year. She published her debut novel Harmless Like You in 2016, also with Sceptre. This received a Betty Trask Award and was the winner of the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. It was also shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards in the Breakthrough Author category and for the Desmond Elliott Prize, and was longlisted for the Jhalak Prize. In the USA it was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and an NPR 2017 Great Read. Her work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian and the Paris Review among other places.