Trezza Azzopardi was born in Cardiff, and now lives in Norwich. She studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and is currently a lecturer there.
Her acclaimed first novel, The Hiding Place (Grove Press, 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 (Picador, 2004), centres on 72-year-old Lilian (also known as Winnie), a homeless woman, in search of her stolen possessions and her troubled past.
Bibliography: The Song House (Picador, 2010) Winterton Blue (Grove Press, 2007) Remember Me (Picador, 2004) The Hiding Place (Grove Press, 2000)
Arts Council Book of the Year Award 2005
Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2001
Booker Prize for Fiction 2000
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction) 2000