I write for a living.
A journalist for over 25 years, I've published stories on health, medicine and tech in WHO Bulletin and The Lancet to the Guardian, Health Policy Watch, SciDev.net, BMJ, BBC News and Nature. I write about global health, from affordable insulin, oxygen and the opioid crisis, to fake news on vaccines and mental health in the COVID-19 era.
I'm a fiction writer. My first novel, Bad Material, was a finalist in the Mslexia Novel Competition 2021, judged by Hilary Mantel, Marianne Tatepo and Jo Unwin. I also won a place on the Hachette Grow Your Story 2022 for my novel Mengo Baby. I have been highly commended for two novels in the BPA First Novel Award 2020 and Peggy Chapman First Novel Award -Bridport Prize 2020.
After finishing an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London I began a PhD in creative writing at Birkbeck. I'm three years in.
You can reach me at tatumnanderson at gmail.com. I am represented by Catherine Cho, @Catkcho of Paper Literary.
Below is a small selection of my work.