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Richard Beard

Curious, experimental, mashed-up

Niven Govinden

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

Graeme Macrae Burnet

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

Karen McCarthy Woolf

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

Una

Not funny

Patrick McGuinness

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

Andrew McMillan

Young poet exploring masculinity and the body

Jo Mazelis

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

Horatio Clare

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

Karrie Fransman

Comic creator/graphic novelist who loves experimenting with visual storytelling 

Emma Jane Unsworth

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

Jenn Ashworth

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

Sarah Howe

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

Alexandra Harris

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

Sabrina Mahfouz

Trying to make words that make a change, however small

Kerry Hudson

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

Lucy Caldwell

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

Bernardine Evaristo

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

Raymond Antrobus

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

Paul McVeigh

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

Andrew Michael Hurley

In love with the landscapes of the North

Olivia Laing

Writer

Rhian Edwards

Welsh poet & single mum, twitcher & horror film nut

Kayo Chingonyi

Lyric poet with a passion for music

Jan Carson

Belfast based novelist and short story writer. Magic realist

Ned Beauman

Author of three novels, Granta Best Young British Novelists 2013

Janice Galloway

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

Leontia Flynn

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

Ifor ap Glyn

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

Stephen Collins

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

David Szalay

London writer, European, also Canadian

Miriam Gamble

Northern Irish poet; miniaturist; likes to see things skew

Neel Mukherjee

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

Kathleen Jamie

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

Vahni Capildeo

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

Ros Barber

Emotionally lucid novelist of speculative pasts and futures

Frances Hardinge

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

Caleb Femi

Poet. English Teacher. Photographer. Filmaker.

Jenni Fagan

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

Jessie Burton

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

Melissa Lee-Houghton

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

Courttia Newland

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

Isabel Greenberg

Illustrator, writer, comics, graphic novels

Christie Watson

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

Naomi Wood

Writer and teacher of novels and films

Max Porter

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

Tessa Hadley

Novelist and short story writer

William Letford

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

Laura Dockrill

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

Nick Harkaway

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

Louise Welsh

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

Sarah Moss

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

Alex Bellos

Mathematics. Puzzles. Brazil. Football. Pool, elliptically

Carys Davies

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

Sophia Walker

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

Amy Liptrot

Writer from a Scottish island. I'm all ears

Hollie McNish

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

James Meek

Human writer 

Ross Sutherland

Exploring new forms across poetry, theatre, film and radio

Liz Berry

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

Helen Mort

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

James Robertson

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

Catherine O'Flynn

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

Gavin Francis

Writer and doctor exploring geographical, anatomical and cultural landscapes

Malika Booker

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

Sandeep Parmar

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

Thomas Morris

Short story writer; Wales Book of the Year; editor

Kit de Waal

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

Denise Mina

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

Joanna Walsh

Fictionist, autofictionist, essayist, journalist, experimentalist

Christopher Brookmyre

Permanently excited by the possibility of being wrong about everything

Sarah Perry

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

Nadeem Aslam

Born in Pakistan, a novelist living in England

Benjamin Myers

Lone wolf of the north stalking the fictional hinterlands

Nikesh Shukla

Author, novelist, diversity champion, filmmaker, average rapper

Tiffany Murray

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

Harry Giles

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

Hannah Berry

Mover. Shaker. Comic book maker

Stephen Kelman

In the words of the underdog I find my voice