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Tessa McWatt

Tessa McWatt

Guyana, UK


Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging won the 2020 Bocas Prize for Non-Fiction, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize 2020 and received a 2018 Eccles British Library Award. Her seven novels include her latest, The Snow Line, shortlisted for the 2022 Gordon Bowker Volcano Prize. Her non-fiction work includes Luminous Ink: Writers on Writing in Canada, co-edited with Dionne Brand and Rabindranath Maharaj. Tessa, born in Guyana, is also a librettist and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.


2020 OCM Bocas Prize for Nonfiction WinnerOCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Years Attended

2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2020 Featured Speaker
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