The Last House on Needless Street by UEA alumna Catriona Ward has won the 2022 August Derleth Award (Best Horror Novel). It is the third time that Catriona has won the award. Born in Washington DC, Catriona (pictured) 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 August Derleth Award 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 August Derleth Award in 2019. It also won the prize for best novel in the Shirley Jackson Awards for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction. The Last House on Needless Street was published by Viper Books in 2021 and was a Sunday Times bestseller. It was previously shortlisted in the Pageturner of the Year category at the Bookseller British Book Awards (the ‘Nibbies’), and is currently also shortlisted for the Kitschies Red Tentacle (Novel) Award. Earlier this year Catriona was also selected as the Literature nominee for the Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards. Her most recent novel, Sundial, was published this year by Viper in the UK and Tor Nightfire in the USA.