The Things That We Lost is the debut novel by UEA alumna Jyoti Patel and is published this week by Penguin / Merky Books. Jyoti was born in Paris to British Indian parents and grew up in London. She graduated from the BA in English Literature with Creative Writing at UEA in 2014 and from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2021. She began writing The Things That We Lost during her MA. An earlier draft was the winner of the 2021 Merky Books New Writers Prize. Her short story ‘Once’ was shortlisted the 2021 Bristol Short Story Prize, and she has just been named by The Observer as one of the 10 Best New Novelists for 2023.