Nadine Aisha Jassat is the author of acclaimed poetry collection Let Me Tell You This, and The Stories Grandma Forgot (And How I Found Them) is a gripping middle-grade verse mystery that shines a light on Alzheimer’s and identity. Her work has been published widely in popular anthologies such as Picador’s It’s Not About the Burqa (Shortlisted for Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year), and Bloodaxe's Staying Human. Her work has drawn significant acclaim, including being shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, a Herald Scottish Culture Award for Outstanding Literature, and winning a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award.
Nadine has taught and performed internationally and across media, from taking part in Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Outriders Africa to appearing in BBC’s The Big Scottish Book Club, and has completed writers’ residencies taking her from the bright stage of Lagos International Poetry Festival to the quiet corners of Scottish school libraries. She regularly delivers engaging and powerful creative practice, and is a seasoned events chair.
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