No Country For Girls by Emma Styles has been announced as this year’s Little, Brown Award for Crime Fiction. The award, which is worth £3,000, is judged by a panel of Sphere Fiction editors and awarded to the best graduating student on the UEA MA in Crime Fiction. The inaugural winner in 2017 was Merle Nygate for A Righteous Spy. Femi Kayode won in 2018 with Lightseekers, while last year’s winner was Bridget Walsh with The Stanhope Venus. Emma (pictured) has previously worked as a veterinarian, track-work rider and meditation teacher. She wrote No Country For Girls over the two years of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at UEA.