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Raymond Antrobus

Widely published poet & spoken word educator. Exploring deafness, identity & emotional literacy

Hollie McNish

I like writing poetry a lot. And I like being alive

Thomas Morris

Short story writer; Wales Book of the Year; editor

Bernardine Evaristo

Afro-British adventurer who brings unique characters and stories to life

Ros Barber

Emotionally lucid novelist of speculative pasts and futures

Patrick McGuinness

Interested in what things look like when we're not looking

Hannah Berry

Mover. Shaker. Comic book maker

Karen McCarthy Woolf

Poet, editor, critic, urban nature, collaboration and translation, diversity advocate

Amy Liptrot

Writer from a Scottish island. I'm all ears

Sarah Moss

Reading, writing, talking, running, cooking: I miss hills and sea

William Letford

Rotten with wonder, searching for grit, beauty, dignity and heart

Naomi Wood

Writer and teacher of novels and films

James Robertson

Scottish novelist, poet: intrigued by time, change, identity, locality, power

Harry Giles

Multiplatform poet and performer, making strange, delightful and political interventions

Paul McVeigh

Northern Irish writer of plays, comedy, short stories and novel

Niven Govinden

British novelist. Known as a "writer's writer"

Kathleen Jamie

Scottish poet and non-fiction writer with interests in language, culture and nature

Catherine O'Flynn

Novelist, former child detective, specialises in failed utopias, obsolete confectionery

Kayo Chingonyi

Lyric poet with a passion for music

Janice Galloway

Work alone and/or collaborate (painters, sculptors, libretti - all comers)

Ifor ap Glyn

National Poet of Wales, performer; with un-Londonlike interest in languages 

Horatio Clare

Father, author, teacher, travel writer, university lecturer, walker, farmer 

Courttia Newland

Out of the box, inner city, stylistically diverse, musically influenced 

Christopher Brookmyre

Permanently excited by the possibility of being wrong about everything

Karrie Fransman

Comic creator/graphic novelist who loves experimenting with visual storytelling 

James Meek

Human writer 

Kerry Hudson

Scottish, queer, working class novelist. Loves to perform, travel, teach

Sarah Howe

British-Chinese poet, academic and editor, born in Hong Kong

Nick Harkaway

Novelist, European, wild-eyed black sky dreamer, husband, dad, oenophile, biathlon fan

Nadeem Aslam

Born in Pakistan, a novelist living in England

Jo Mazelis

Art school dropout, writer, photographer and lover of Welsh mountains

David Szalay

London writer, European, also Canadian

Gavin Francis

Writer and doctor exploring geographical, anatomical and cultural landscapes

Richard Beard

Curious, experimental, mashed-up

Joanna Walsh

Fictionist, autofictionist, essayist, journalist, experimentalist

Andrew McMillan

Young poet exploring masculinity and the body

Helen Mort

Yorkshire-born, Derbyshire-bred poet, runner and amateur rock climber

Alex Bellos

Mathematics. Puzzles. Brazil. Football. Pool, elliptically

Stephen Kelman

In the words of the underdog I find my voice

Ross Sutherland

Exploring new forms across poetry, theatre, film and radio

Jessie Burton

I write novels, I delight in clothes, I enjoy essays

Leontia Flynn

Writing poetry, sometimes writing about poetry, very occasionally just writing

Sophia Walker

Award-winning poet, playwright and teacher. UN and TEDx commissions

Jenn Ashworth

Northern, working class writer curious about domestic, strange happenings in uncanny landscapes

Jan Carson

Belfast based novelist and short story writer. Magic realist

Andrew Michael Hurley

In love with the landscapes of the North

Alexandra Harris

Literary critic, cultural historian, lover of buildings, landscapes, seasons, stories

Vahni Capildeo

Solitary gregarious impossible animal sleeps furiously, writes devouringly, bakes cakes

Jenni Fagan

Curious, dedicated, strange, brilliant, complicated, engaged, chatty, funny, loyal, true

Ned Beauman

Author of three novels, Granta Best Young British Novelists 2013

Sabrina Mahfouz

Trying to make words that make a change, however small

Sarah Perry

Novelist; academic (the Gothic, creative writing); critic (The Guardian, Financial Times); essays (BBC, Guardian, Slightly Foxed)

Carys Davies

Award-winning, widely anthologised short story writer, north-west England

Sandeep Parmar

Writer, Critic, interested in issues of migration, race, avant garde literary traditions

Nikesh Shukla

Author, novelist, diversity champion, filmmaker, average rapper

Caleb Femi

Poet. English Teacher. Photographer. Filmaker.

Neel Mukherjee

Novelist, curious, thinks about form more than he's given credit for

Louise Welsh

genre crossing, novelist, librettist, enquiring, political, feminist, sociable-loner, bookworm  

Christie Watson

Bookish, political, average dancer. Teach, write, drink too much coffee.

Una

Not funny

Benjamin Myers

Lone wolf of the north stalking the fictional hinterlands

Tessa Hadley

Novelist and short story writer

Glenn Patterson

Serial optimist

Kit de Waal

I'm a writer, reader, giggler and baker of mixed heritage

Melissa Lee-Houghton

Fierce, Intelligent, Intense, Compassionate, Complex, Diligent, Expressive, Vibrant, Honest, Connected

Lucy Caldwell

Novelist, playwright, radio dramatist and most recently short story writer

Malika Booker

Poet, Playwright, Lecturer, Creative Writing tutor/ Mentor, Engaging reader, Charismatic

Stephen Collins

Cartoonist, born 1980. Permanently stuck down a creative rabbit hole

Emma Jane Unsworth

Novelist and screenwriter. Northerner. Romantic. Likes wine. GSOH

Miriam Gamble

Northern Irish poet; miniaturist; likes to see things skew

Denise Mina

Curious reader, book-loving, flâneause, cyclist, angry-loner, collectivist socialist

Frances Hardinge

Writes dark, bizarre, fantastical books for children and young adults

Isabel Greenberg

Illustrator, writer, comics, graphic novels

Laura Dockrill

baby. granny. annoying. optimistic. potato-eating. writing. drawing. talking. colourful.

Liz Berry

Award-winning Midlands poet enchanted by voices, stories and dialect

Rhian Edwards

Welsh poet & single mum, twitcher & horror film nut

Max Porter

Tall, pale, bookish, sleepy, poorly-postured, European, sentimental

Tiffany Murray

Borderland writer. Welsh and Scottish. Travel to write. Rocknroll.

Graeme Macrae Burnet

Author of His Bloody Project. Ageing existentialist. Black pudding aficionado.