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 languages. Remember Me, published in 2004, was shortlisted for the Arts Council Wales Book of the Year. Her most recent work, The Song House, is an exploration of the power of music on memory, and was adapted as a Woman's Hour Drama.


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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 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.