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Helena Hunter

Saradha Soobrayen

Saradha is a poet and writer who lives and works in London. Several anthologies have featured Soobrayen’s poems, including Oxford Poets Anthology, Poetry Review and The Forward Book of Poetry. She was named by The Guardian as one of 'Twelve to Watch' up and coming new generation of poets. Soobrayen won an Eric Gregory Award for her poetry and has served as editor for Chroma, reviews editor for Modern Poetry in Translation, and is on the advisory board of the literary journal Conclave. Saradha was the poet representing Mauritius as part of the Southbank Center Poetry Parnassus Festival. More...

Published: Jun 8, 2014 11:55:22 AM

Anthony Anaxagorou

Anthony Anaxagorou

Anthony Anaxagorou is an acclaimed poet, writer and educator. He has published 8 collections of poetry and is currently preparing for the release of his first collection of short stories that will be out later this year through Jacaranda Books. He teaches poetry and creative writing in schools across London. He gives lectures on creativity and how poetry can be used as a means to tackle mental health issues. In 2012 he set up one of London's leading poetry nights Out-Spoken. His work has been studied in universities in the US the UK and Australia as well as being translated into Spanish, Japanese and French. More...

Published: Jun 6, 2014 1:34:44 PM

Lea Collet

Lea Collet

French born artist Lea Collet (1989) is currently completing an MA Fine Art Media at Slade School of Art. She graduated in 2013 from Camberwell College of Art. Primarily working with performance, video and installation she is exploring the implications of the aesthetics of ‘mise-en-scene’, which have become dominant paradigms of our social relations, public and private. By deconstructing the spectacle as an exercise, the roles of the artist and public are challenged. Shifting back and forth between participation and observation, encouraging a dialogue between public and exhibition space, between artists/performers and audience, between art as object and art as action. More...

Published: Jun 5, 2014 6:30:01 PM

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and came to Britain at the age of five. He is the author of six novels: A Pale View of Hills (1982, Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Premio Scanno, shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize), The Unconsoled (1995, winner of the Cheltenham Prize), When We Were Orphans (2000, shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go (2005, Corine Internationaler Buchpreis, Serono Literary Prize, Casino de Santiago European Novel Award, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize). Nocturnes (2009) was awarded the Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa International Literary Prize.  More...

Published: Jun 2, 2014 4:08:00 PM

India Knight

India Knight

India Knight is the author of three novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me and Comfort and Joy. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children. In Your Prime: How to Age will be published by Penguin in September. More...

Published: Jun 2, 2014 4:08:00 PM