Tag: Elizabeth Is Missing


UEA Graduate Emma Healey on her latest novel: Whistle in The Dark

UEA graduate Emma Healey sold over a million copies of her debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing, a psychological mystery narrated by the heroine who has dementia. It was the winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2014, and shortlisted for multiple National Book Awards, whilst being generally hailed by readers as a classic page-turner: ‘one…


Graduate set to publish debut novel

UEA alumnus Elizabeth Macneal’s debut novel The Doll Factory will be published next year by Picador, it has been announced. The historical novel, following the twisted tale of two characters who first meet at the 1850 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, was praised by Picador Senior Commissioning Editor Sophie Jonathan, who remarked that it “deserves…


Former UEA student wins Costa first novel prize

Emma Healey’s debut novel Elizabeth is Missing, some of which was written during her time as a UEA student, has been named best first novel at the Costa Book Awards. The book, which prompted a fierce bidding war between nine publishers last year, has been showered with praise since its publication in June 2014. Healey…