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Writers / Presenters
Roger Robinson is a writer who has performed worldwide. The winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize 2019, RSL Ondaatje Prize 2020 and RSL Fellow, he was one of the 50 writers chosen by Decibel to have influenced the Black-British writing canon. His latest collection A Portable Paradise was a New Statesman Book of the Year. He has received commissions from institutions including The National Trust, BBC, and Theatre Royal Stratford East where he was also an Associate Artist.
Malika Booker is a poetry Lecturer at Manchester University, a British poet of Guyanese and Grenadian Parentage and the founder of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. Her first poetry collection Pepper Seed (Peepal Tree Press, 2013) was shortlisted for the OCM Bocas prize and the Seamus Heaney Centre 2014 prize for first full collection. She is published with the poets Sharon Olds and Warsan Shire in The Penguin Modern Poet Series 3:Your Family: Your Body (2017). A cave Canem Fellow, she won The Forward Poetry Prize for Best Single Poem (2020). She is a powerful and engaging poet and theatre maker.