Tamzin Mackie is a writer, journalist and lecturer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Commissions include writing text for an in-depth website dedicated to the life and works of the award-winning writer Julia Darling. The site was launched to coincide with events surrounding the tenth anniversary of Julia’s death in 2015. Tamzin was asked to edit a definitive collection of Julia’s short fiction, Pearl and other stories, which was published in 2018.
In addition to literature, Tamzin specialises in fine art. She authored a beautiful book, Drawing in Space, about the work of remarkable artist Peter Furlonger. As an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria University, she teaches editorial and project research for the Fashion Communication BA at Northumbria University (Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences).
Tamzin was a news and feature writer for local, regional and national titles, before specialising in arts writing/multi-media reporting for The Journal where she wrote for the successful Culture magazine from 2005–2013. She has continued to write for The Journal as a theatre critic, reviewing stage productions. Mslexia, the womens’ writing magazine, invited Tamzin to serve as a board member and she was also an editorial panel member of the publication.
She is studying an MLitt in English Literature at Newcastle University and continues to accept commissions to deliver content across all forms of media. As a mum of two children, Tamzin also has skills in colour-coding Lego pieces and making tiny animal masks for Playmobil characters – you’ll see them on the home page.