Photos & bios

Photo credit: Thomas Sammut

Photo credit: Thomas Sammut

Photo credit: Thomas Sammut

Photo credit: Thomas Sammut

30 word bio:

Dean Atta’s debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His novel in verse, The Black Flamingo, won the 2020 Stonewall Book Award.


50 word bio:

Dean Atta’s debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His novel in verse, The Black Flamingo, won the 2020 Stonewall Book Award, and shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, Jhalak Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Waterstones Children’s Book Award.


75 word bio:

Dean Atta’s debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His novel in verse, The Black Flamingo, won the 2020 Stonewall Book Award, CILIP Carnegie Shadowers Choice Award and the What Kids are Reading Quiz Writers’ Choice Award, and shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Reader Award, CILIP Carnegie Medal, Jhalak Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Waterstones Children’s Book Award, and The Bookseller YA Book Prize.