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Rikki Beadle-Blair

Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE is a writer, director, composer, choreographer, designer, producer and performer working in film, theatre, television and radio.

Jeffrey Boakye

Jeffrey Boakye is a light-footed cultural critic, provocateur, English teacher, writer and user of metaphors.

Sita Brahmachari

An author and activist whose plays and novels highlight the importance of community and human rights.

Yvonne Brewster

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

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.

Margaret Busby

A writer, editor, and Britain's first black female publisher

Patricia Cumper

A playwright and theatre director, Patricia Cumper has also adapted novels for radio and television.

Zena Edwards

Zena Edwards is a multifaceted artist and cultural producer involved in writing and performance for over 25 years, touring globally.

Bernardine Evaristo

A Booker Prize-winning author whose writing and many projects are based around her interest in the African diaspora.

Salena Godden

Salena Godden is one of Britain’s best-loved and foremost poets whose electrifying live performances have earned her a devoted following.

Colin Grant

Colin Grant is the author of five non-fiction books.

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

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.

Meena Kandasamy

A novelist, poet and activist who uses writing to right wrongs in her novels about feminism, the caste system and untouchability, and male violence.

Shamshad Khan

A pioneer in coaching in resilience and creative writing.

Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan is the author of the bestselling Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series featuring Indian detective, Ashwin Chopra and his baby elephant sidekick.

Patrice Lawrence

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

Hannah Lowe writes poems that shimmer with sleight of hand, inventiveness and insight

Anjum Malik

Anjum Malik uses fact to fiction, food, real stories of hard to reach people, as well as pure creativity to inspire her writing.

Paul Mendez

From disfellowshipped Jehovah's Witness to sex worker to acclaimed debut novelist.

Nadifa Mohamed

A Somali-British novelist excavating the relics of shared history.

Philip Nanton

Philip Nanton is a writer and spoken-word performer from St. Vincent and the Grenadines who lives in Barbados.

Courttia Newland

Author, screenwriter, playwright, creative writing tutor, literary activist

Daniel Rey

A British-Colombian writer currently based in New York City.

Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson is a multi award-winning poet from Trinidad now living in Britain.

Angela Saini

An author and science writer who has been inspired by India's left-leaning investigative journalists.

Sea Sharp

A British-American poet, performer and playwright.

Umi Sinha

Umi Sinha is a British-Indian novelist and lecturer in creative writing. Her recent writing has focused on identity and belonging.

Alex Wheatle

From Brixton bards to Island songs, every generation's story, every beat played

Colson Whitehead

A double Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who writes in many genres.