Catriona Ward wins Best Horror Novel for the third time
20th September, 2022
We are delighted to share the amazing news that Catriona Ward has won the award for Best Horror Novel at the British Fantasy Awards for the third time!
The award itself is entitled The August Derleth Award, which she previously received for her books RAWBLOOD and then again for LITTLE EVE. She was the only woman to have received the award twice but has now beaten her own record by receiving a third award for her bestselling novel THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET (Viper UK/Tor Nightfire US).
Catriona was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen, and Morocco. She read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia. Her debut Rawblood (W&N, 2015) won Best Horror Novel at the 2016 British Fantasy Awards, was shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award and a WHSmith Fresh Talent title. Her second novel, Little Eve (W&N, 2018) won the Shirley Jackson Award 2018, was a Guardian best book of 2018 and won the August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel 2019. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. Catriona’s third novel, The Last House on Needless Street, was published to acclaim in March 2021 in the UK by Viper, the crime and thriller imprint at Profile Books/Serpent’s Tail, and in the US by Tor Nightfire. It has so far sold in over 20 territories, and was Times Book of the Month, Observer Book of the Month, March Editor’s Pick on Open Book, a Between the Covers BBC2 book club selection, and a Times bestseller. Film rights were optioned by Andy Serkis’s production company, The Imaginarium. Viper published Catriona’s fourth novel, Sundial, in March 2022. She lives in London and Devon.