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Diane Oliver (1943-1966)

Diane Oliver (1943 – 1966) Diane was born in Charlotte, North Carolina where she went to public schools. After graduating from high school, she attended Women’s College (which later became the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and was the Managing Editor of The Carolinian, the student newspaper. She published four short stories in her …

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Aisling Watters

Aisling was born in Dublin and grew up in Wexford where she lives and works as an adult education tutor. She holds a BA in English, Sociology and Politics from NUI Galway and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature from University College Dublin. She is currently working on her debut novel which won the …

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Stephanie Victoire

Stephanie was born in London to a French-Creole Mauritian family. In 2010 she graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from London Metropolitan University. Her short story collection, The Other World, It Whispers, was published by Salt in 2016. In 2017 it was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and Saboteur Awards, and shortlisted for …

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Erica Sugo Anyadike

Born to Tanzanian parents, Erica has lived in Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya. She began her career in the film industry as a screenwriter in South Africa and has worked in various capacities in the television sector, including as a commissioning editor and an executive producer. In 2019, her short story ‘How to Marry an African President’ …

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Noo Saro-Wiwa

Noo was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and raised in England. Noo attended King’s College London and Columbia University in New York and is an author and freelance journalist. Her first book, Looking for Transwonderland:Travels in Nigeria, was published by Granta in 2012. In the same year, it was a Sunday Times Travel Book of …

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Hanna Randall

Hanna is from the UK and lives in Brighton. Having trained as a costume maker at RADA, she has worked in the London theatre and film costume industry for several years. She holds an MA in Japanese Studies from SOAS and is currently studying for a Creative and Critical Writing PhD at the University of Sussex. …

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Courtney Pine

Courtney is a saxophonist and founder of the Jazz Warriors. He was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his debut album ‘Journey To The Urge Within’ charted in 1986. He has released a further sixteen albums and tours internationally with his award-winning band. His …

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Yewande Omotoso 

Yewande was born in Barbados. She grew up in Nigeria and moved to South Africa in 1992. Yewande trained as an architect. After completing a Masters degree in Creative Writing, her debut novel Bom Boy was published in 2011 by Modjaji Books and in the US and Canada in 2019 by Catalyst Press. It won the 2012 South African …

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Irenosen Okojie

Irenosen is a Nigerian British writer. She studied Communications and Visual Culture at London Metropolitan University and is a freelance Arts Project Manager. Her debut novel, Butterfly Fish, was published in 2015, for which she was a recipient of a 2016 Betty Trask Award. Her short story collection, Speak Gigantular, was published in 2016. It was shortlisted for …

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Melissa Mouat

Melissa was born in Canada and moved to China after completing her undergraduate degree and studied at the Beijing Language and Culture University. She won a Commonwealth Scholarship to attend the University of Cambridge where she completed her MPhil in history. She lives in London and works in the charity sector. Melissa is a recent graduate …

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