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Christie Watson
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Christie Watson

Christie Watson Biography

Christie Watson trained as a pediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and worked as a senior staff nurse and educator for over ten years before joining the University of East Anglia for her MA in Creative Writing. There she won the Malcolm Bradbury Bursary for her work. Watson lives in South London with her Nigerian Muslim partner and their large dual-heritage family.

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This biography was last updated on 05/18/2011.

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In the video clip below, Christie Watson discusses her book Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away and her motivations for becoming a writer.

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Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away
Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away

by Christie Watson

Set in the Niger Delta, Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away is the witty and beautifully written story of one family’s attempt to survive a new life they could never have imagined, struggling to find a deeper sense of identity along the way.
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