A multi award-winning poet who has made his life’s work an investigation of missing sound.
Essayist and translator
Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE is a writer, director, composer, choreographer, designer, producer and performer working in film, theatre, television and radio.
Jeffrey Boakye is a light-footed cultural critic, provocateur, English teacher, writer and user of metaphors.
An author and activist whose plays and novels highlight the importance of community and human rights.
Yvonne Brewster cofounded Talawa Theatre Company in 1985. Talawa, a Jamaican word for small but mighty, is a description that fits Brewster perfectly.
Linda Brogan is a multi-award winning playwright. She has been resident in the National Theatre, Contact Theatre, Peterborough Maximum Security Prison, Askham Grange Open Prison, and the Whitworth Art Gallery.
A historian focused on the African Diaspora, and a documentary film producer
A writer, editor, and Britain's first black female publisher
Leah is a writer for TV, theatre and an actor
A playwright and theatre director, Patricia Cumper has also adapted novels for radio and television.
Zena Edwards is a multifaceted artist and cultural producer involved in writing and performance for over 25 years, touring globally.
A Booker Prize-winning author whose writing and many projects are based around her interest in the African diaspora.
A novelist and medical doctor
Salena Godden is one of Britain’s best-loved and foremost poets whose electrifying live performances have earned her a devoted following.
Colin Grant is the author of five non-fiction books.
An art-armed freedom fighter from Latin America, poet, award-winning author, and philosopher in exile.
A rapper with a social conscience who writes conscious lyrics.
A novelist, poet and activist who uses writing to right wrongs in her novels about feminism, the caste system and untouchability, and male violence.
A pioneer in coaching in resilience and creative writing.
Vaseem Khan is the author of the bestselling Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series featuring Indian detective, Ashwin Chopra and his baby elephant sidekick.
Benjamin is currently developing scripts for theatre, film and TV
Patrice Lawrence wants to show that she's had a good experience of publishing and give people hope that they can tell their stories.
Hannah Lowe writes poems that shimmer with sleight of hand, inventiveness and insight
Anjum Malik uses fact to fiction, food, real stories of hard to reach people, as well as pure creativity to inspire her writing.
From disfellowshipped Jehovah's Witness to sex worker to acclaimed debut novelist.
A Somali-British novelist excavating the relics of shared history.
Philip Nanton is a writer and spoken-word performer from St. Vincent and the Grenadines who lives in Barbados.
Author, screenwriter, playwright, creative writing tutor, literary activist
Ingrid Persaud is a Costa Prize winning novelist and short story writer of rare, meticulous care and mischief.
An Afropean writer, photographer and BBC broadcaster
A British-Colombian writer currently based in New York City.
Roger Robinson is a multi award-winning poet from Trinidad now living in Britain.
An author and science writer who has been inspired by India's left-leaning investigative journalists.
A British-American poet, performer and playwright.
Umi Sinha is a British-Indian novelist and lecturer in creative writing. Her recent writing has focused on identity and belonging.
From Brixton bards to Island songs, every generation's story, every beat played
A double Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who writes in many genres.