Rose Tremain is UEA’s first female chancellor

UEA's new chancellor, who replaces Brandon Gough who died last year, Rose Tremain.PHOTO BY SIMON FIN

UEA's new chancellor, who replaces Brandon Gough who died last year, Rose Tremain.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Norfolk-based novelist reveals her new role in today's EDP

Rose Tremain was one of the University of East Anglia's first graduates - and now she is set to become its first female chancellor.

The 69-year-old award-winning author, best known for novels such as Restoration, The Road Home and Music and Silence, will be installed at a ceremony on June 7.

In today's Eastern Daily Press she explains why she's honoured to take on the role, and how it feels like the repayment of a debt to the institution that set her on the path to becoming a writer.


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She reveals which of her novels she's currently adapting for the big screen, and which one she wrote as a response to Thatcherism, also giving her views on the late Baroness Thatcher's significance as a pioneering woman.

See today's EDP for more details.

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