Linda France

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Linda France’s eight full-length poetry collections include: The Toast of the Kit Cat Club (Bloodaxe 2005), a biography in verse of the 18th century traveller and writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu; book of days, a solitary ‘year renga’, (Smokestack Books … Continued

Miriam Gamble

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Originally from Northern Ireland, Miriam Gamble lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. Her collections are The Squirrels Are Dead (2010), which won a Somerset Maugham Award, Pirate Music (2014), and What Planet (forthcoming, May 2019), all published … Continued

Catriona Macdonald

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Catriona Macdonald is a proud bearer of one of the world’s great fiddle traditions, that of the Shetland Isles. A pupil of the late Dr Tom Anderson MBE, Catriona at once embodies the strength and spirit of her heritage with … Continued

Marjorie Lotfi Gill

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Marjorie Lotfi Gill’s poems have won competitions, been published widely in journals and anthologies (including Ambit, Gutter, Magma, The North, Rattle and The Rialto) and been performed on BBC Radio 4. Her pamphlet Refuge, poems about her childhood in revolutionary … Continued

Sean O’Brien

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Sean O’Brien’s ninth collection of poems, Europa (2018), was shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot prize, of which he is a previous winner. His book-length poem Hammersmith is to be published by Picador in 2020. His verse translation of Lope de Vega’s … Continued

Joseph Atkins

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Joseph’s recent credits as arranger and musical director include the Olivier-nominated Josephine and I (Bush Theatre, London and Public Theater, New York), Not Such Quiet Girls (Opera North and Leeds Playhouse co-production) All I Want is One Night (Manchester Royal … Continued

Sarah Gabriel

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Described by Le Monde as ‘As fine an actor as she is a singer,’ soprano Sarah Gabriel has performed operatic roles from Handel and Mozart to Benjamin Britten, and many contemporary new works. She has given recitals of music spanning … Continued

Tom Kuhn

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Tom Kuhn teaches German language and literature at the University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow of St Hugh’s College. With David Constantine he is the editor and translator of The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht (Norton 2018). He … Continued

David Constantine

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David Constantine was born in 1944 in Salford, Lancashire. He read Modern Languages at Wadham College, Oxford, and lectured in German at Durham from 1969 to 1981 and at Oxford from 1981 to 2000. He is a freelance writer and … Continued

Sandeep Parmar

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Sandeep Parmar is Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool where she co-directs Liverpool’s Centre for New and International Writing. She holds a PhD from University College London and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of … Continued