Trezza Azzopardi was born in Cardiff to a Maltese father and Welsh mother. She studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia where she is currently a lecturer. Her first novel The Hiding Place (2000), is the story of a Maltese family living in Cardiff during the 1960s. It won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was short listed for both the Booker Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction). The book was also adapted for Radio 4's 'Books at Bedtime' and has been translated in to 14 languages. Her second novel, Remember Me (2004), centres on 72-year-old Lilian (also known as Winnie), a homeles woman, in search of her stolen possessions and her troubled past. Her most recent novel is The Song House (2010).