Out of the Shadows: Six Visionary Victorian Women in Search of a Public Voice is the new book by UEA alumna Emily Midorikawa and is published by Counterpoint Press this week. Emily graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2005 and now teaches on the writing programme at New York University, London. Her novel A Tiny Speck of Black and Then Nothing was a runner-up for the SI Leeds Literary Prize and winner of the 2015 Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize. She is also the co-author of A Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Brontё, Eliot and Woolf with fellow UEA alumna Emma Claire Sweeney. Her journalism has appeared in The Daily Telegraph, The Paris Review, The Times and The Washington Post.