Noreen Masud is a lecturer in twentieth century literature at the University of Bristol, and an AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinker who has shared her research on BBC Radio 3. She grew up in Lahore and Fife and in writing A Flat Place, she walked through the flat landscapes of Orford Ness, Morecambe Bay, Orkney, the Moors of Newcastle and the Fens. A Flat Place, nominated for the Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction 2024, is her first trade book.

A Flat Place

by Noreen Masud

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I love this for its originality and its intelligence. It is revelatory about both people and places.

Kamila Shamsie