Three UEA alumni have been longlisted for the 2022 Crime Writers’ Association John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award for the best debut crime novel. Greg Buchanan, who graduated from the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2018, is nominated for Sixteen Horses, which was published by Mantle in the UK and Flatiron in the USA and is to be adapted as a television series by Gaumont TV. Mark Wightman, who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Writing) in 2018, is nominated for Waking the Tiger, which was published by Hobeck and has previously been shortlisted for the Scottish Crime Debut of the Year Award and longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for the best Scottish crime fiction debut. Antony Dunford, who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) in 2019, is longlisted for Hunted, which was also published by Hobeck and was previously shortlisted for the Little, Brown UEA Crime Writing Prize and longlisted for the Grindstone Literary Novel prize. The shortlist for the CWA Award will be announced on 13 May and the winner on 29 June.