The Pier at Ardentinny, a short story by UEA alumna Catriona Ward, has been shortlisted for this year’s ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award. Catriona (pictured) was born in Washington DC and grew up in America, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen and Morocco. She studied English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2011. Her debut novel, Rawblood, was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2015 and was the winner of the Best Horror Novel award at the British Fantasy Awards in 2016. It was also shortlisted for the 2016 Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Little Eve, her second novel, was published in the UK by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2018 and won the prize for best novel in the Shirley Jackson Awards for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.