Come Join Our Disease is the new novel by UEA alumnus Sam Byers and is published by Faber & Faber this week. Sam graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2003 and completed his PhD in Creative & Critical Writing in 2014. His first novel Idiopathy was published by 4th Estate in 2013 and won a Betty Trask Award. It was also shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Award. Perfidious Albion was published by Faber & Faber in 2019 and was shortlisted for the Encore Award and longlisted for the Royal Society of Literature (RSL) Ondaatje Prize and the inaugural Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.