CATRIONA WARD 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 from the University of East Anglia. Her debut novel, RAWBLOOD, won Best Horror Novel at the 2016 British Fantasy Awards, was shortlisted for the Author's Club Best First Novel Award and was selected as a Winter 2016 Fresh Talent title by WHSmith. RAWBLOOD is published in the US and Canada as THE GIRL FROM RAWBLOOD (Sourcebooks, 2017). She lives in London and Devon.
Chillingly good - SUNDAY EXPRESS S MAGAZINEWith a ghostly face at the window, inexplicable events and a sense of menace hanging over every page, this is one chilling gothic novel - DAILY MAILAs a meta-examination of the Gothic genre (it's mostly set in the 19th Century) and as a straightforward tale of grisly haunting, Ward's novel is remarkably successful - SPECTATORPlenty of twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat - WOMAN & HOMEI raged, wept and hid under the bed covers . . . hauntingly brilliant - Emma Healey author of ELIZABETH IS MISSINGThis chilling story drew me in from the first page, and kept me up at night, until I reached the lastRAWBLOOD makes a powerful contribution to the British literature of the fantastic . . . [An] eerie and by turns moving story that spans generations. It filled my head for several evenings, and will linger there too . . . A definite book of the year for me