The Man on the Street by UEA Creative Writing alumnus Trevor Wood has won the 2020 Crime Writers Association (CWA) John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award, an award for the best crime novel by a first-time author. Trevor graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) in 2017 and published The Man On The Street with Quercus earlier this year. He served in the Royal Navy for sixteen years and has since worked as a journalist and for Newcastle City Council. With co-writer Ed Waugh, he has had eight stage plays professionally produced in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. The Man on the Street has been optioned for TV and film by World Productions, producers of Line of Duty and The Bodyguard.