Emma Healey keeps having to pinch herself. The Norwich writer is the current darling of the literary world.
Her debut novel has had rave reviews and is what we'll all be apparently reading this summer.
The book is about Maud, an elderly woman with dementia, who sets out to solve the mystery of her missing friend.
When Emma's novel was first presented at last year's London Book Fair, nine offers were made to publish it, which is unheard of.
It eventually went for a six figure sum.
The creative writing course at the University of East Anglia has already produced a wealth of talent - Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tracy Chevalier, Rose Tremain, and now, it seems, Emma Healey.
She came to Norwich to study in 2010 and never left.
She met her boyfriend Andrew when they both worked at Waterstones bookshop - now a restaurant.
As for the book, that was written in a local supermarket.
When she was eight, Emma told her teachers she was going to be a writer.
Who'd have thought that she'd end up with a book so popular it's already been sold to 20 countries.
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