Notes on Contributors

The London Magazine - - NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS -

Yas­min Al­ib­hai-Brown is a colum­nist, journalist, ac­demic, au­thor and broadcaster. She writes for the In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness Times, I news­pa­per and other news­pa­pers. She is pro­fes­sor of Jour­nal­ism at Mid­dle­sex Univer­sity and au­thor of ten books. Her re­cent book Ex­otic Eng­land is an un­told story of Eng­land’s in­fat­u­a­tion with the East. Be­fore that she wrote The Set­tler’s Cook­book, a mem­oir of love, mi­gra­tion and food. Both books got ex­cel­lent re­views.

Houman Barekat is a lit­er­ary critic. He has reviewed for the Times Lit­er­ary Sup­ple­ment, the Spec­ta­tor, the Ir­ish Times, the Tablet and the New In­ter­na­tion­al­ist, amongst oth­ers. He lives in West Lon­don.

Ian Brin­ton is a full-time writer, af­ter nearly forty years of school-teach­ing. His re­cent pub­li­ca­tions in­clude trans­la­tions from the French of Yves Bon­nefoy and Fran­cis Ponge. As a lit­er­ary critic he has edited three books of the work of An­drew Crozier, and two books about the poet J.H. Prynne. In­fi­nite Riches, a his­tory of po­ets from Dul­wich Col­lege since 1950, was pub­lished re­cently and his edi­tion of the Se­lected Po­ems & Prose of John Riley is due to ap­pear in Novem­ber. He co-ed­its Tears in the Fence and SNOW and is on the com­mit­tee set­ting up the new archive of Con­tem­po­rary Po­etry at Cam­bridge Univer­sity Li­brary.

An­gela T. Carr is a writer and poet based in Dublin, with work pub­lished or forth­com­ing in lit­er­ary jour­nals in Ireland and in­ter­na­tion­ally, in­clud­ing Mslexia, Bare Fiction and Pre­lude. Her de­but col­lec­tion, How to Lose Your Home & Save Your Life, won the Cork Lit­er­ary Re­view Po­etry Man­u­script Com­pe­ti­tion 2013. In 2014, she was se­lected for Po­etry Ireland’s In­tro­duc­tions se­ries and won the Alling­ham Po­etry Prize. Nom­i­nated for a Push­cart Prize in 2016, she was also com­mended in the Hip­pocrates In­ter­na­tional Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion and runner-up in the Tro­caire Po­etry Ireland Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion. She is Po­etry Edi­tor at Head­stuff.org. More at www.adream­ingskin.com

Phoebe L. Cor­bett is a poet and writer from West Lon­don. Be­fore grad­u­at­ing in Cre­ative & Me­dia Writ­ing at the Univer­sity of Portsmouth she pro­duced a col­lec­tion of po­etry, Sau­dade:

A Rec­ol­lec­tion, as her dis­ser­ta­tion. A the­sis fol­lowed on sau­dade and nos­tal­gia within po­etry and Por­tuguese Fado, and she went on to win the univer­sity’s 2016 Cre­ative Writ­ing Award. Her main in­ter­ests lie in po­etry and travel writ­ing, as well as in ac­tivism, and she has penned opin­ion pieces for var­i­ous on­line mag­a­zines.

Claire Crowther has pub­lished three col­lec­tions of po­etry; the first, Stretch of Clo­sures, was short­listed for the Alde­burgh Best First Col­lec­tion prize. Her po­ems ap­pear in such jour­nals as Lon­don Re­view of Books, PN Re­view, Times Lit­er­ary Sup­ple­ment. Her re­cent es­say on syl­lab­ics ( PN Re­view) was cho­sen as es­say of the week on Po­etry Daily. Her fifth pam­phlet,

Bare Ge­orge, is newly pub­lished by Shears­man and is the re­sult of a year’s res­i­dency at the Royal Mint Mu­seum.

John Dan­vers is an artist, writer and re­cently re­tired as­so­ci­ate-pro­fes­sor of phi­los­o­phy and art prac­tice at Ply­mouth Univer­sity. Since pub­lish­ing in Icono­la­tre and other mag­a­zines in the 1960s, his po­ems have ap­peared in art­works ex­hib­ited in­ter­na­tion­ally, and in his two books: Pic­tur­ing Mind (Rodopi, 2006) and Agents of Un­cer­tainty (Rodopi, 2012). New po­ems will be pub­lished in the next is­sues of: Urthona - Jour­nal of Bud­dhism and the Arts; The

Can­non’s Mouth; and Po­etry Salzburg Re­view. John is Bud­dhist chap­lain at Ex­eter Univer­sity. Web­site: http://john­dan­ver­sart.co.uk/

Peter Davies is a journalist and lit­er­ary critic whose pub­li­ca­tions from Green­wich Ex­change press in­clude stud­ies on Mil­ton’s Par­adise Lost, Wil­liam Blake and Shake­speare’s Ham­let.

Pa­trick James Erring­ton is a poet and trans­la­tor from the prairies of Alberta, Canada. His po­ems have ap­peared in mag­a­zines and jour­nals in­clud­ing The Iowa Re­view, The Amer­i­can

Lit­er­ary Re­view, The Adroit Jour­nal, Horsethief, DI­A­GRAM, and oth­ers. A grad­u­ate of Columbia Univer­sity’s MFA pro­gramme, Pa­trick now lives in Ed­in­burgh, where he is a doc­toral can­di­date and Buchanan scholar at the Univer­sity of St An­drews.

Aaron Fa­gan has var­i­ously worked as an edi­tor for Po­etry, Sci­en­tific Amer­i­can, and Fine Home­build­ing. He is the au­thor of Garage (Salt Pub­lish­ing, 2007) and Echo Train (Salt Pub­lish­ing, 2010) and lives in Con­necti­cut.

Philip Richard Hall is a so­cial­ist, a teacher and a writer. He is mar­ried with three chil­dren and lives in New Malden, when he isn’t snor­kel­ing in the Ara­bian Gulf.

Seán He­witt won a North­ern Writ­ers’ Award in 2016 and was se­lected as one of The Po­etry Trust’s ‘Alde­burgh Eight’ in 2015. His po­ems have been pub­lished in Po­etry (Chicago), The Po­etry Re­view and The New States­man, amongst oth­ers.

Sue Hub­bard is an award-win­ning poet, nov­el­ist and free­lance art critic. The Po­etry So­ci­ety’s only ever of­fi­cial Pub­lic Art Poet, she has pub­lished three col­lec­tions of po­etry: Ev­ery­thing Be­gins with the Skin (Enithar­mon), Ghost Sta­tion and The For­get­ting and Re­mem­ber­ing of Air (Salt), a book of short sto­ries, Rothko’s Red (Salt) and two nov­els, Depth of Field (Dewi Lewis) and Girl in White (Cin­na­mon Press). Her third novel will be pub­lished by Cin­na­mon in 2017. Art critic for many years on The In­de­pen­dent and The New States­man, her Ad­ven­tures in Art, a com­pen­dium of es­says on art, is pub­lished by Other Cri­te­ria. She was re­cently in­vited to record her po­ems for the Na­tional Po­etry Archive. www.sue­hub­bard.com

Theophilus Kwek was born in Sin­ga­pore and has pub­lished three col­lec­tions of po­etry, most re­cently Giv­ing Ground (Ethos Books, 2016). He won the Jane Martin Prize in 2015 and the New Po­ets’ Prize in 2016, and has been pub­lished in The North, South­word, The In­ter­preter’s House, Eastlit, and other jour­nals. He works at The Ox­ford Writ­ers’ House and Asymp­tote, the jour­nal of world lit­er­a­ture.

Karen An-hwei Lee is the au­thor of Phyla of Joy (Tu­pelo 2012), Ar­dor (Tu­pelo 2008) and In Me­dias Res (Sara­bande 2004). Lee also wrote two chap­books, God’s One Hun­dred Prom­ises (Swan Scythe 2002) and What the Sea Earns for a Liv­ing (Quaci Press 2014). Her book of lit­er­ary crit­i­cism, An­glo­phone Lit­er­a­tures in the Asian Di­as­pora: Lit­er­ary Transna­tional

ism and Translin­gual Mi­gra­tions (Cam­bria 2013), was se­lected for the Cam­bria Sino­phone World Se­ries, pub­lished in New York and Lon­don. Cur­rently, she serves in the univer­sity ad­min­is­tra­tion at Point Loma Nazarene Univer­sity in San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia. Lee is a vot­ing mem­ber of the Na­tional Book Crit­ics Cir­cle.

Kon­rad Muller is writ­ing a novel about one city and two is­lands at the ends of the world. His writ­ing has ap­peared pre­vi­ously in The Lon­don Mag­a­zine.

Daniel Mul­hall has been Ireland’s Am­bas­sador in Lon­don since 2013 and has had pre­vi­ous diplo­matic post­ings in New Delhi, Vi­enna, Brus­sels, Ed­in­burgh, Kuala Lumpur and Ber­lin. He has main­tained a life­long in­ter­est in Ir­ish his­tory and lit­er­a­ture on which he has lec­tured and pub­lished widely. His most re­cent pub­li­ca­tion is The Shap­ing of Mod­ern Ireland: a cen

tenary as­sess­ment (Dublin, 2016) which he co-edited with Eu­ge­nio Bi­agini. His blog is avail­able via the Em­bassy’s web­site (https://www.dfa.ie/ir­ish-em­bassy/great-bri­tain/). He tweets reg­u­larly on Ir­ish-UK re­la­tions, diplo­macy, lit­er­a­ture, his­tory, Ireland’s econ­omy and Ir­ish cul­ture @DanMul­hall. Dur­ing 2016, he has been ac­tive in com­mem­o­rat­ing the cen­te­nary of the Easter Ris­ing and of Ir­ish par­tic­i­pa­tion in World War 1.

Selina Nwulu is a writer, poet and re­searcher for a think tank. Her chap­book, The Se­crets I Let Slip, was pub­lished in 2015 by Burn­ing Eye Books and is a Po­etry Book So­ci­ety rec­om­men­da­tion. She was Young Poet Lau­re­ate for Lon­don 2015-6. You can find more of her work at www.seli­nan­wulu.com

Frances Park be­gan writ­ing at age ten, and has kept the dream go­ing. She’s an award-win­ning au­thor of ten books in­clud­ing the novel When My Sis­ter Was Cleopa­tra Moon (Hype­r­ion/ Chatto & Win­dus) and the mem­oir Cho­co­late Cho­co­late: Two Sis­ters, Tons of Treats and the

Lit­tle Shop That Could (St. Martin’s Press). For her work, she’s been in­ter­viewed on ‘Good Morn­ing Amer­ica’, Na­tional Pub­lic Ra­dio and Voice of Amer­ica. Frances lives in the Wash­ing­ton, DC area and co-owns Cho­co­late Cho­co­late, a mag­i­cal shop once fea­tured on the BBC. Satya­jit Sarna is a writer and lawyer from New Delhi, In­dia. His first novel, The An­gel’s Share, was pub­lished in 2012 by HarperCollins. His po­etry has ear­lier been pub­lished in the First Proof 2: New Writ­ing from In­dia by Pen­guin Books, and by the on­line jour­nals The Lit­er­a­teur and The Sun­flower Col­lec­tive. Alex Shaw is from South Ty­ne­side and cur­rently a stu­dent of English and Ger­man at Je­sus Col­lege, Ox­ford. His po­ems have ap­peared or are forth­com­ing in Ink Sweat & Tears, The Lit­er­a­teur and The Ca­dav­er­ine. He was short­listed for the Lon­don Mag­a­zine Po­etry Prize 2016, won the Martin Starkie Prize 2015 and was com­mended in the Christo­pher Tower Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion 2014.

Ed­win Stock­dale was born in Ch­ester. He has a BA Hons in Cre­ative Writ­ing and Mu­sic from Lan­caster Univer­sity and a PGCE from Liver­pool Hope Univer­sity. In Septem­ber 2014 his de­but pam­phlet col­lec­tion, Aven­turine, was pub­lished by Red Squir­rel Press. Cur­rently he lives in Leeds and is study­ing for an MA in Cre­ative Writ­ing at the Univer­sity of Birm­ing­ham.

Tom Sut­cliffe wrote about the arts, es­pe­cially opera, in The Guardian for many years, was opera critic of the Evening Stan­dard from 1996 to 2002, and writes now for Opern Welt in Ber­lin and Opera Now in Lon­don. He was pres­i­dent of the Crit­ics’ Cir­cle from 2010 to 2012. He wrote Believ­ing in Opera (Faber, 1996) and edited the Faber Book of Opera. He has served on the Gen­eral Synod for 24 years.

Haifa Zan­gana is an Iraqi nov­el­ist, artist and ac­tivist. Au­thor of four col­lec­tions of short sto­ries and three nov­els, in­clud­ing Women on a Jour­ney: Be­tween Bagh­dad and Lon­don and

Dream­ing of Bagh­dad. She has writ­ten ex­ten­sively about the huge toll of the oc­cu­pa­tion on Iraqi civil­ians in ar­ti­cles for pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing the Guardian, and in non-fiction books such as City of Wid­ows: An Iraqi Woman’s Ac­count of War and Resistance, War with No End , and The Tor­turer in the Mir­ror with Ram­sey Clark. As a Painter, she has par­tic­i­pated in var­i­ous Euro­pean and Amer­i­can sur­re­al­ist pub­li­ca­tions and group ex­hi­bi­tions, with one – woman shows in Lon­don and Ice­land.

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