Maame Blue is a Ghanaian-Londoner and author of the novel Bad Love, which won the 2021 Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize. She is a recipient of the 2022 Society of Authors Travelling Scholarship, an Arts Council England Develop Your Creative Practice grant, and is a POCC Artist-in-Residence. In her twenties she trained as a psychotherapist and has over a decade of experience working for community and arts organizations in project management. Her short stories have appeared in multiple anthologies; ‘Prodigal’ for Not Quite Right For Us, ‘Howl’ for New Australian Fiction 2020, and ‘The Way Home’ for 2022 children’s anthology Joyful, Joyful. She previously produced and co-hosted the podcast Headscarves and Carry-ons about Black women living abroad, and her writing has also appeared in numerous publications, including Refinery29, The Independent, and Writers Mosaic. She regularly runs workshops on crafting short stories, writing about desire and creating realistic narratives that feature complicated relationships.