Amber Massie-Blomfield is a non-fiction writer and arts professional.
Her first book, Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die, was published by Penned in the Margins in May 2018, and received the Society of Authors’ Michael Meyer Award. She is a regular contributor and columnist for The Stage, and has written for titles including The Independent, The Guardian, The Pool, Standart, Exeunt, Brixton Review of Books, New Internationalist, Open Democracy, Run Riot, The Journal of Wild Culture and many more. She regularly appears in the media and at events, usually talking about the power of the arts. She won Gladstone Library‘s political writer-in-residence prize 2019 and was shortlisted for the 2019 Theatre Book Prize (cruelly pipped to the post by Sir Anthony Sher). In January & February 2020, she was writer-in-residence at Arthouse Jersey.
As an arts producer and consultant, she has worked for clients including Pro Helvetia, Barbican and Free Word. She was Executive Director of Camden People’s Theatre from 2014 – 2018, where she was selected by the Evening Standard as one of ’18 Women to Inspire the Next Generation’ on International Day of the Girl 2017, and received a Special Achievement Award at the 2018 Off West End Awards in recognition of her work there. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a graduate of UEA’s Creative Writing MA. She lives in Brixton.