Trezza Azzopardi
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A graduate of the UEA with a degree in English and American Studies, and an MA in Creative Writing, Trezza also has an MA in Film and Television Studies from the University of Derby. She has taught in various institutions and colleges and on Arvon writing courses. Her first novel, The Hiding Place, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. It has been translated into twenty-five languages. Remember Me, published in 2004, was shortlisted for the Arts Council Wales Book of the Year. Her fourth novel, The Song House, is an exploration of the power of music on memory, and was adapted as a BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Drama. Her novella The Tip of My Tongue is a modern interpretation of the fable of Geraint and Enid, one of the legends of the Mabinogion. Trezza also writes short pieces for radio. The most recent, Wrecking Ball Swing, was broadcast as a BBC Radio Four short work.
Trezza is a Fellow of the Academy of Wales.

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Trezza Azzopardi is a Lecturer in Creative Writing and a graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA.  She is the author of four novels, The Hiding Place, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, Remember Me, shortlisted for the Arts Council Wales Book of the Year, Winterton Blue, which was published in 2007, and The Song House, published in 2010. She also writes novellas (The Tip of My Tongue was published in 2014) and short works for radio. She teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including the MA in Prose Fiction.

In 2015, Trezza was made a Fellow of the Academy of Wales.

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Areas of Expertise

Creative writing.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Activities

  • I teach on both the MA and undergraduate Creative Writing Programmes.