UEA alumna Kim Sherwood has been commissioned by HarperCollins to write a trilogy of new James Bond novels. The first title will be published in September 2022. Kim (pictured) graduated from the BA in English Literature with Creative Writing at UEA in 2011 and from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2012. She subsequently taught on the undergraduate programme before joining the University of Western England as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing. She now teaches at the University of Edinburgh. Her debut novel Testament was the winner of the 2016 Bath Novel Award while still in manuscript. It was published by riverrun in 2017 and shortlisted for the 2018 Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and the Sunday Times / University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award.