Tales from the Fatherland: Two Dads, One Adoption and the Meaning of Parenthood is the new book by current UEA PhD student Ben Fergusson and has just been published by Little, Brown. Ben is in the second year of his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA. His debut novel The Spring of Kasper Meier (2014) won the Betty Trask Prize and the HWA Debut Crown, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best Novel Award. The first of a trilogy set in Berlin, this has been followed by The Other Hoffmann Sister (2017) and An Honest Man (2019). Ben’s short fiction has been twice longlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and twice shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and in 2020 he won the Seán O’Faoláin International Short Story Prize for his story ‘A Navigable River’. Ben also translates from German and teaches at the University of Potsdam.