Professor Tessa McWatt

Tessa McWatt

Professor Tessa McWatt MA is Professor of Creative Writing, University of East Anglia.

She is the author of fiction, libretto and non-fiction. Her novels include Out of My Skin, Dragons Cry, This Body, Step Closer, Vital Signs, and Higher Ed.

Her most recent book is a memoir/essay: Shame On Me: an anatomy of race and belonging.

She teaches new writers to be passionate about language, form and invention and says that she loves the connection, the inspiration and the shared creativity.

She believes that everyone should do something creative – ‘Those who don’t are in trouble.’