"He lived a full and vital life, and will be remembered with admiration for his courage, humour and sensitivity.
After spending three years there, Mr Foster, who has also worked as a chef and mini cab driver, went on to study an MA in Creative Writing at the UEA where 10 years later he the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow a role which saw him help students with their writing.
inquest into Mr Foster's death was opened in Norwich yesterday and revealed that a post mortem Puma Sneakers Red examination had been carried out with the preliminary report stating that cause of death was probably drowning, although further investigations need to be carried out to ascertain the exact cause of death. The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed. Mr Foster was found at 7.50pm on Thursday.
Moving tributes paid to 'inspirational' Norwich author
"Steve made friends from all walks of life, but especially from the dog walks of life at Winterton, Whitlingham and the UEA where he was a notable sight, if only because (as he liked to tell people) he chose his silver grey dog to match his hair.
returned to teach on our creative writing programme, and was a huge success, initially as a Royal Literary Fund writing fellow.
In a statement she said: "Steve was a talented and passionate man who excelled at everything he did. Whether writing books, cooking for family and friends, playing sport, or supporting his beloved Stoke City Football Club, his approach was always committed and stylish; he did so many things so very well.
He went to the Norwich School of Art and Design, now Norwich University College of the Arts (NUCA), where he studied for a degree in cultural studies.
Andrew Cowan, senior lecturer in creative writing at the UEA, who knew Mr Foster well, said: "Like Trezza, he later Puma Sneakers High Ankle
"We have so many happy memories of him; he was loved by so many. He will be greatly missed by all of us."
It was from that book he was given a deal to write his first novel, Strides. Since then he has had great success with two affectionate and funny books about his dogs, Walking Ollie, who has since died, and Along Came Dylan.
Mr Foster, who was born in Stoke on Trent, moved down to London where he worked as a painter and decorator specialising in interior design, before moving to Norwich where he began writing at the age of 32.
"Two of our most recent MA graduates to get published Christie Watson (Tiny Sunbirds Far Away) and Anjali Joseph (Saraswati Park) both single him out for praise in the acknowledgements to their novels. Students found him inspirational. And he was great fun to have around a warm, generous, straightforward man who will be badly missed by everyone who knew him, and our thoughts go out to his family and particularly to Trezza."
Ms Azzopardi, 49, today paid an emotional tribute to her partner of more than 11 years, who she said would be remembered with "admiration" and be "greatly missed".
Mr Foster's first book, a collection of short stories set in Stoke on Trent, was called It Cracks Like Breaking Skin and was published in 1999 by Faber and Faber.
"He had by then published short stories, novels and best selling memoirs, and so the students looked up to him as someone who really Puma Disc Blaze Cell White
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The body of Stephen Foster, 48, who lived at Thorpe Road, Norwich, was discovered at Trowse Meadow, Whitlingham Broad, after he had been reported missing to police.
The statement was issued in agreement with Mr Foster's son Jack, a former Norwich City College student who together with Archie Lamb, son of North Norfolk MP Norman, launched their own record label, Takeover Entertainment, in 2006, which Tinchy Stryder belongs to.
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