Author photo: Rosie Johnson

Author photo: Rosie Johnson

TREZZA AZZOPARDI

Agent: Juliet Pickering

Biography: Trezza Azzopardi was born and grew up in Cardiff. She has an MA in Film Studies from The University of Derby, and in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she now teaches.

Trezza has written four novels: her first, THE HIDING PLACE, won the 2001 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; REMEMBER ME (2004) and WINTERTON BLUE (2007), were both listed for the Wales Book of the Year. Her latest novel, THE SONG HOUSE, was serialised on BBC Radio 4. Her novella THE TIP OF MY TONGUE, based on one of the tales from The Mabinogion, was published in October 2013.

She also writes short stories, which have been widely anthologized, essays, and occasional pieces for radio. Her work has been translated into twenty languages. 

She lives in Norwich.

THE HIDING PLACE Literary, 288 pages Picador, 2001 A finalist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize, The Hiding Place -- Welsh novelist Trezza Azzopardi's lyrical tale of an immigrant family in Cardiff -- has been compared to Frank McCourt's bleak, stirring memoir Angela's Ashes. But The Hiding Place need not "hide" behind any ready-made comparisons; Azzopardi's astonishing, tension-filled debut stands assuredly on its own as a work of tremendous power and originality. 

THE HIDING PLACE

Literary, 288 pages
Picador, 2001

A finalist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize, The Hiding Place -- Welsh novelist Trezza Azzopardi's lyrical tale of an immigrant family in Cardiff -- has been compared to Frank McCourt's bleak, stirring memoir Angela's Ashes. But The Hiding Place need not "hide" behind any ready-made comparisons; Azzopardi's astonishing, tension-filled debut stands assuredly on its own as a work of tremendous power and originality.