A Brutal Season is the new novel by UEA alumna Judi Daykin and has just been published by Joffe Books. Judi graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at UEA in 2019. Her first novel Under Violent Skies was shortlisted for the Little, Brown / UEA writers prize and published by Joffe in 2020. It was longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger. Her second novel Into Deadly Storms was published by Joffe earlier this year. This was followed by Wayland Babes, recently published by Hobeck Books. Judi is a working actor with a portfolio career spanning twenty years of theatre, film and television, directing, workshops and medical roleplay. She runs her own theatre company, Broad Horizons, specialising in commissioning new plays recovering and retelling women’s stories.