Book deal for Melissa Fu
Peach Blossom Spring, the first novel by UEA Writing Fellow Melissa Fu, has been acquired for publication by Wildfire in the UK and Little, Brown in the US. Melissa (pictured) completed the novel during her tenure as the 2018-19 David T K Wong Writing Fellow at UEA. Originally from Northern New Mexico, Melissa now lives in the UK. She was the regional winner of the Words and Women 2016 Prose Competition and was a 2017 Apprentice with the London-based Word Factory. Her work has been published inThe Lonely Crowd, International Literature Showcase, Bare Fiction, Wasafiri Online, and The Nottingham Review. Her debut poetry pamphlet, Falling Outside Eden, was published by the Hedgehog Poetry Press in 2019. Peach Blossom Spring will be published in January 2022.