Tessa Jane Hadley (née Nichols; 28 February 1956) is a British writer.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Clare College, University of Cambridge. She earned Master of Arts in creative writing at the Bath Spa University College, and a PhD at the University of the West of England. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009. Since 2016, she is professor of creative writing at Bath Spa University.
- Orange Prize longlist for The Master Bedroom (2008)
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (2009)
- Orange Prize longlist for The London Train (2011)
- Accidents in the Home (2002)
- Everything Will Be All Right (2003)
- The Master Bedroom (2007)
- The London Train (2011)
- Clever Girl (2013)
- The Past (2015)
- Legends of the Sun and Moon (1983), with Eric Hadley
- Earth, Air, Wind, and Fire (1985), with Eric Hadley
- Sunstroke and Other Stories (2007)
- Married Love (2013)
- Henry James and the Imagination of Pleasure (2002)