Waking the Tiger, the debut novel by UEA alumnus Mark Wightman, has been longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize, an award for the Scottish crime book of the year. It was published by Hobeck earlier this month. Mark grew up in the Far East – first in Hong Kong, and then in Singapore – and graduated with distinction from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Crime Writing) in 2018. Previously he gained an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. Waking the Tiger won the Pitch Perfect competition at the Bloody Scotland Crime Festival in 2017, when he was also selected to be one of the seventeen UNESCO City of Literature Story Shop emerging writers at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. He is currently working on his second novel.