Shame On Me: An Anatomy Of Race And Belonging by UEA Professor of Creative Writing Tessa McWatt has been shortlisted for the 2020 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, which is worth $60,000 to the winner. Tessa is the author of six novels, most recently, Higher Ed (Scribe 2015), and two books for young people. She was one of the winners of the Eccles British Library Award in 2018, during which time she developed Shame On Me, which went on to win the 2020 OCM Bocas Prize. Tessa has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the City of Toronto Book Awards, and once previously for the OCM Bocas Prize. She is also a librettist, most recently working with British composer Hannah Kendall. The winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize will be announced on 18 November.