Trezza Azzopardi

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Trezza Azzopardi (born 1961) is a Welsh writer, who has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won several other literary prizes.[1]

Early life[edit]

Azzopardi was born in Cardiff to a Maltese father and a Welsh mother.[2] She studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia, and currently works as a lecturer there. She also has an MA in Film and Television studies from the University of Derby.


Azzopardi's novel The Hiding Place, is about Maltese immigrants living in the 1960s. Unusually for a first novel, it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000.[3] It also won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her second novel, Remember Me, was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year. "Winterton Blue" was longlisted for the 2008 Wales Book of the Year. She also writes short stories and performs readings for BBC radio. Her books have been translated into 17 languages.

Azzopardi currently lives in Norwich, in the east of England.[4]


  • The Hiding Place, Picador, 2000 ISBN 0-87113-815-8
  • Remember Me, Picador, 2003 ISBN 0-330-49347-7
  • Winterton Blue, Grove Press, 2007 ISBN 0-8021-1841-0[4]
  • The Song House, Picador, 2010 ISBN 978-0-330-46103-0 (ISBN 0330461036)


  1. ^ Tracy J. Prince (18 September 2012). Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity. McFarland. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-7864-9307-4.
  2. ^ Robert Adams (9 July 2013). A Love of Reading, The Second Collection: More Reviews of Contemporary Fiction. McClelland & Stewart. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-55199-448-2.
  3. ^ Merope Mills (23 October 2000). "My media: Trezza Azzopardi". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b Trezza Azzopardi (4 September 2008). Winterton Blue. Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-330-46465-9.

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