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Tessa McWatt is the author of seven novels and two books for young people. Her fiction and non-fiction have been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the City of Toronto Book Awards, and the OCM Bocas Prize. She is the co-editor, with Dionne Brand and Rabindranath Maharaj, of Luminous Ink: Writers on Writing in Canada. She is one of the winners of the Eccles British Library Award 2018 for her memoir: Shame on Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging, which also won the Bocas Prize for Non-Fiction 2020 and was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

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