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Katy Massey

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Katy Massey is a writer, teacher and editor of life writing and fiction. She has been widely published in magazines and anthologies, including Glimpse, Peepal Tree’s speculative fiction collection, and Common People, an anthology of working-class memoir, edited by Kit De Waal. She drew on her complicated childhood in Yorkshire for her Jhalak Prize shortlisted memoir ‘Are we home yet? which was published in 2020, and recently completed her first novel about a group of female sex workers set during the Yorkshire Rippers’ series of murders during the late 1970s.

Katy was a journalist for many years, but after studying for a PhD exploring memoir and autobiography, she conceived and ran Arts-council funded initiatives designed to give a voice to people from groups whose lives are routinely ignored or side-lined. These projects have published over fifty first time authors in two collections of memoir, Tangled Roots and Are we home yet?

She lives in East Sussex with her family.

Agent: Jo Unwin

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