11/03/2011

Christie Watson’s first novel

‘Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away’ is the debut novel by Christie Watson and is published by Quercus this week. Christie (pictured) trained as a paediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and worked as a nurse, educator and senior sister for over ten years before joining UEA for her MA in Creative Writing in 2007. She was the recipient of that year’s Malcolm Bradbury Bursary. ‘Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away’ will be published later this spring by Other Press in the USA and Cassava Republic in Nigeria. Christie, who is currently completing her second novel, will be reading at UEA Drama Studio on May 9th with two other alumni, Naomi Wood and Jake Wallis Simons. She lives in London with her Nigerian Muslim partner, and their large dual heritage, multi-faith family. An interview with her can be found by clicking on the heading above.

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