ITEM: A signed copy of The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.
DETAILS: Bestselling and critically acclaimed author Sarah Perry will sign a copy of her Waterstones Book of the Year novel The Essex Serpent – this is a first edition of the second imprint.
BIO: Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has a PhD in creative writing from Royal Holloway, and has been the writer in residence at Gladstone’s Library and the UNESCO World City of Literature Writer in Residence in Prague. Her first novel, After Me Comes the Flood, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. The Essex Serpent was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2017 and was chosen as Waterstones Book of the Year 2016. She lives in Norwich.