Nadine Aisha Jassat

( Photo: Chris Scott)

(Photo: Chris Scott)


Nadine Aisha Jassat is a writer and poet based in Scotland. She has appeared at numerous festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and Aye Write: Glasgow’s Book Festival. She has been published online and in print, including her debut poetry pamphlet Still, and in 404 Ink’s highly acclaimed anthology Nasty Women. Her spoken-word piece ‘Hopscotch’, was made into a film-poem by Roxana Vilk in 2017, and in 2018 she received a prestigious New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust. She was recently named as one of 30 inspiring young women under 30 in Scotland.

‘Nadine is a poet of rare talent and voice.’

– Elizabeth Reeder, author of Ramshackle

‘She masterfully evokes the often beautiful, sometimes painful specificity of her mixed heritage whilst invoking the universality of being a woman looking for answers to questions that shouldn't need to be asked.'

– Sabrina Mahfouz, author of How You Might Know Me and editor of Things I Would Tell You: Muslim Women Write

Shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2018.

Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awardee 2018.

Nadine's debut collection Let Me Tell You This publishes in March 2019.