Katy Massey

Katy Massey lives in East Sussex but grew up in Leeds. After 15 years as a freelance financial journalist, she returned to education, culminating in a PhD in Creative Writing. Now she is a project producer, running literature projects around real-life experiences, particularly those that are under-represented in literature. These have included Tangled Roots (an anthology of memoir by members of mixed-race families) and Who are we now? (a collection of memoir responses to the Brexit referendum and a post-European future). She is also a trustee of New Writing South.

Her memoir Are We Home Yet? (Jacaranda Books, 2020) is the moving and funny story of a mother–daughter relationship, exploring shame, immigration and class. It was selected for Jacaranda and Words of Colour’s Twenty in 2020 initiative and was shortlisted for the 2021 Jhalak Prize. She is a contributor to Common People: An anthology of working-class writers (edited by Kit de Waal; Unbound, 2019), and 2021 will also see her work appear in The Place for Me: Stories about the Windrush generation (Scholastic).

Genres: Class, Memoir, Race

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