Freight Dogs is the new novel by UEA Professor of Creative Writing Giles Foden and is published by Orion this week. Giles’s debut novel The Last King of Scotland was published in 1998 and won the Whitbread Prize for First Novel, a Somerset Maugham Award, a Betty Trask Award and the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. It was released as an Oscar-winning film in 2006. His other novels are Ladysmith (1999), Zanzibar (2002), and Turbulence (2009), and he is also the author of a work of narrative non-fiction, Mimi and Toutou Go Forth (2004). Before joining UEA in 2007 he was an editor and writer on the Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian, and his journalism has since been published in Granta, Vogue, Esquire, the New York Times and Condé Nast Traveller, where he remains a contributing editor. He has been a judge of the MAN Booker Prize, the IMPAC Prize, and the Kerry Group Prize for Irish writing.