UEA alumni Emma Healey’s debut novel Elizabeth is Missing, is set to be one of the biggest novels this year. Emma grew up and studied in London before moving to Norwich in 2010 to do the MA in Creative Writing at UEA. In her book she thanks Andrew Cowan, her other tutors and her workshop peers for their help on the manuscript. Emma is among the many MA graduates that have had their work published, including Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro.


Elizabeth is Missing is a truly gripping read, following the story of the endearing and loveable Maud as she struggles with dementia. The one thing Maud is sure of is that her friend Elizabeth is missing, and she is determined to find out what has happened to her. Somewhere in Maud’s damaged mind lies the answer to the seventy-year-old mystery that everyone has forgotten about…

Emma will be launching the book at the Castle Street Waterstones in Norwich on the 3rd June, followed by an appearance at Norwich Writers Centre and Jarrolds later in the month. The launch is free to attend and will include a short presentation followed by a signing and refreshments. The book is released on the 5 June. (Viking Hardback, £12.99)