Shame On Me: An Anatomy Of Race And Belonging by UEA Professor of Creative Writing Tessa McWatt has been longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize, which recognises books of poetry, fiction and literary non-fiction published by Caribbean authors. Shame On Me was published by Scribe last year. Tessa is the author of six novels, most recently, Higher Ed (Scribe 2015), and two books for young people. She has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the City of Toronto Book Awards, and once previously for the OCM Bocas Prize, and she was one of the winners of the Eccles British Library Award in 2018, during which time she developed Shame On Me. Tessa is also a librettist, most recently working with British composer Hannah Kendall. The winner of the 2020 OCM Bocas Prize, which is worth US$10,000 to the winner, will be announced in May.