Water is the new novel from UEA alumnus John Boyne and was published by Doubleday last week. John graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing in 1995, and returned as a Creative Writing Fellow in 2004, and as a tutor on the Creative Writing MA in 2014. His first novel, The Thief of Time, was published in 2000, since then he has published a dozen other novels for adults and five novels for younger readers. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas was made into a feature film by Miramax. The Echo Chamber, was published by Doubleday in 2021 and shortlisted for the Eason Novel of the Year Award at the An Post Irish Book Awards; and All the Broken Places, his most recent novel, was published in 2022.