Katy Massey writes fiction and scripts, as well as non-fiction and worked as a journalist for many years before completing her PhD on memoir and autobiography at Newcastle University. Katy’s memoir Are we home yet? about her relationship with her mother was published in 2020 by Jacaranda and was shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize this year.
Alongside her own work, she has guided and published numerous emerging writers and initiated her own Arts Council-funded literature projects. She has published two anthologies of memoir: Tangled Roots: True Life Stories About Mixed Race Britain, featuring 30-plus contributions, and Who are we now? a collection of first-person experiences of the 2016 Brexit referendum. She lives in East Sussex with her family and has just finished writing her first novel.