Shame On Me by UEA Professor of Creative Writing Tessa McWatt has been shortlisted for Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards in the Non-Fiction category. Tessa (pictured) is the author of six novels, most recently, Higher Ed (Scribe 2015), and two books for young people. Her new novel The Snow Line will be published by Scribe in July 2021. Tessa 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. It was also shortlisted for the 2020 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Tessa has previously been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the City of Toronto Book Awards, and again for the OCM Bocas Prize. Each of the category winners of the Governor General’s Awards will receive $3,000. The winner, who will be announced on 1 June, will receive £25,000.