A Bird in Winter is the new novel from UEA alumna Louise Doughty and is published by Faber & Faber this week. Louise graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at UEA in 1987 and published her first novel, Crazy Paving, in 1995. Her sixth novel, Whatever You Love, was published in 2011 and shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her seventh novel, Apple Tree Yard, was published in 2013 and chosen for the Richard & Judy Book Club and shortlisted for both the Specsavers National Book Awards and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. It was adapted for television and broadcast on BBC1 in 2017. Platform Seven, which was published by Faber in 2019, was longlisted for the 2020 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award. She also wrote the original TV drama Crossfire, which was broadcast on BBC1 in 2022.