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Trezza Azzopardi


Trezza Azzopardi was born in Cardiff. She studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and is currently a lecturer there.

Her acclaimed first novel, The Hiding Place (2000), is the story of a Maltese family living in Cardiff during the 1960s. It won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction). The book was also adapted for BBC Radio 4's 'Book at Bedtime' and has been translated into 14 languages. Her second novel, Remember Me (2004), centres on 72-year-old Lilian (also known as Winnie), a homeless woman, in search of her stolen possessions and her troubled past.

Trezza Azzopardi lives in Norwich. Her third novel, Winterton Blue, was published in 2007.
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2000) : The Hiding Place
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2000) : The Hiding Place

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True Things About Me (2010)
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