Notes on Con­trib­u­tors

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Haleh Agar is Ira­nian-Cana­dian but has been liv­ing in Lon­don for the past five years. She was a teacher for over seven years, work­ing at in­ter­na­tional schools around the world. She has fic­tion and nar­ra­tive non-fic­tion pub­lished in a num­ber of mag­a­zines and jour­nals in­clud­ing Mslexia and The Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Writ­ers in Ed­u­ca­tion. She has re­cently won the Brighton Prize for her short fic­tion piece JEL­LY­FISH and has re­cently com­pleted her de­but novel which was short­listed by Pen­guin Ran­dom House’s ‘Write Now’ scheme. While work­ing on her sec­ond novel, Haleh is learn­ing to knit her first pair of socks.

Bruce An­der­son is pri­mar­ily a po­lit­i­cal colum­nist who has con­trib­uted to nu­mer­ous pub­li­ca­tions. He is the au­thor of a bi­og­ra­phy of John Ma­jor.

Sharon Black is orig­i­nally from Glas­gow where she worked as a jour­nal­ist but now lives in the Cévennes moun­tains of France where she or­gan­ises writ­ing re­treats (www.abri­cre­ativewrit­ing.com). Her po­etry has been pub­lished widely and she has writ­ten two col­lec­tions: To

Know Bedrock (Pin­drop Press, 2011) and The Art of Egg (Two Ravens Press, 2015). www. sharon­black.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.

Max Dun­bar lives in West York­shire. He blogs at http://max­dun­bar.word­press.com/ and tweets at http://twit­ter.com/MaxDun­bar1.

Re­becca Farmer was born in Birm­ing­ham and both her par­ents came from Dublin. Her pam­phlet ‘Not Re­ally’ was a win­ner in the 2013/14 Po­etry Busi­ness Book and Pam­phlet Com­pe­ti­tion judged by Carol Ann Duffy. She has re­cently com­pleted a PhD in Cre­ative Writ­ing at Goldsmiths and she is cur­rently work­ing on her first col­lec­tion.

Ge­of­frey Hep­ton­stall’s most re­cent pub­li­ca­tions are the pa­per­back edi­tion of a novel, Heaven’s In­ven­tion, and sto­ries for Ban­dit Fic­tion, Be­tween the Lines and Scarlet Leaf Re­view. A play, Out of the Night, was pub­lished in Sen­tinel Lit­er­ary Re­view in the au­tumn of 2017. Re­cent po­etry ap­pears in the High Win­dow, Pen­wood Re­view and Po­etry Pa­cific.

Jen­nifer John­son com­pleted the MA in Cre­ative Writ­ing at Birk­beck, Univer­sity of Lon­don last year. She writes short sto­ries, es­says, and has re­cently com­pleted a novel. She has lived in Lon­don for most of her life.

Theophilus Kwek has pub­lished five vol­umes of po­etry, most re­cently The First Five Storms (2017) which won the New Po­ets’ Prize. His po­ems, es­says and trans­la­tions have ap­peared in

The Guardian, EuropeNow, The Irish Ex­am­iner, the Asia Lit­er­ary Re­view, and else­where. He serves as Ed­i­tor of Ox­ford Po­etry.

Alis­tair Lex­den is a Con­ser­va­tive peer and his­to­rian who has pub­lished a num­ber of books and ar­ti­cles in jour­nals on 19th and 20th cen­tury po­lit­i­cal his­tory. His work this year will in­clude a study of Dis­raeli’s first premier­ship to mark its 150th an­niver­sary, and a re­assess­ment of Neville Cham­ber­lain’s ca­reer for a lec­ture on the 80th an­niver­sary of Mu­nich. Full de­tails of his his­tor­i­cal work, and of his con­tri­bu­tions in the Lords of which he is a Deputy Speaker, can be found on his web­site,htpp://www.al­is­tair­lex­den.org.uk. Thirty-three of Jef­frey Mey­ers’s books have been trans­lated into four­teen lan­guages and seven al­pha­bets, and pub­lished on six con­ti­nents. In 2012 he gave the Sey­mour lec­tures on bi­og­ra­phy at the Na­tional Li­braries of Aus­tralia. He’s re­cently pub­lished Re­mem­ber­ing Iris Mur­doch in 2013, Thomas Mann’s Artist-He­roes in 2014, Robert Low­ell in Love and The

Mys­tery of the Real: Cor­re­spon­dence with Alex Colville in 2016. Leonard Quart: Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Cin­ema— CUNY and COSI; Con­tribut­ing Ed­i­tor, Cineaste; co-au­thor of Amer­i­can Film and So­ci­ety Since 1945 (5th Edi­tion (Praeger) will be out in 2018) , and The Films of Mike Leigh (Cam­bridge Univer­sity Press). Writer of in­nu­mer­able es­says and re­views of film and other sub­jects for mag­a­zines like Dis­sent, Film Quar­terly,

Lon­don Mag­a­zine, and Lo­gos. Colum­nist for the Berk­shire Ea­gle. Fiona Samp­son’s lat­est books are Lime­stone Coun­try (Lit­tle Toller) and In Search of Mary Shel­ley (Pro­file). Peter Slater is an English teacher. This is his first es­say to ap­pear in print but he has pub­lished over two dozen short sto­ries and po­ems in var­i­ous mag­a­zines and jour­nals. Arthur Sol­way’s po­etry and es­says have most re­cently ap­peared in Tri-Quar­terly, The An­ti­och Re­view, BOMB, The Rialto, The Man­hat­tanville Re­view and Sal­ma­gundi, with forth­com­ing po­ems in The Tu­pelo Quar­terly. He is a fre­quent con­trib­u­tor of crit­i­cal re­views and cul­tural es­says to Art­fo­rum, Frieze, and Art Asia Pa­cific mag­a­zines. A grad­u­ate of the War­ren Wil­son MFA Pro­gram for Writ­ers, he has been based in Shang­hai since 2007. This is his first ap­pear­ance in The Lon­don Mag­a­zine. John Spurl­ing is a play­wright and nov­el­ist, au­thor of MacRune’s Gue­vara, The Bri­tish Em

pire, Part One, Af­ter Zenda and A Book of Liszts. His fourth novel, The Ten Thou­sand Things, was pub­lished by Over­look/Duck­worth in 2014 and won the 2015 Wal­ter Scott Prize for His­tor­i­cal Fic­tion. Ar­ca­dian Nights: Greek Myths Re-imag­ined was pub­lished by Duck­worth in 2015 and by Over­look in the USA in 2016.

Will Stone is a poet, es­say­ist and lit­er­ary trans­la­tor. Shears­man Books have re­cently reis­sued his po­etry col­lec­tions in new edi­tions and pub­lished his third The Sleep­walk­ers in March 2016. His trans­la­tions with Arc, Me­nard and Hes­pe­rus in­clude works by Ver­haeren, Ro­den­bach, Trakl, Rilke, Ner­val and Roth. Pushkin Press pub­lished his Ste­fan Zweig Mon­taigne in Au­gust 2015 and Zweig’s 1930’s es­says as Mes­sages from a Lost World in Jan­uary 2016. His

Se­lected Po­ems of Ge­orges Ro­den­bach will be pub­lished by Arc in 2017 and an ex­panded col­lec­tion of the po­etry of Ge­org Trakl by Seag­ull Books in 2017. Will also con­trib­utes to Po­etry

Re­view, The TLS and Apollo mag­a­zine. Eoghan Walls is an Irish poet. Ed­u­cated in Wales and Ire­land, he has since lived in Rwanda, Ger­many and Scot­land. He won an Eric Gre­go­ryAward in 2006, and has been short­listed and highly com­mended in many other prizes, in­clud­ing the Manch­ester Po­etry Prize, The Brid­port Prize and the Wig­town In­ter­na­tional Po­etry Prize. His first col­lec­tion, The Salt Har­vest (Seren 2011) was short­listed for the Ru­pert and Eithne Strong Award for Best First Col­lec­tion. Cur­rently he lives in Lan­caster with his wife and daugh­ters, where he lec­tures on Cre­ative Writ­ing at Lan­caster Univer­sity.

Mark Wilkins, Hus­band, Fa­ther and In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Lawyer based in South­ern Eu­rope. He’s in­volved in prop­erty and mu­sic/tech fund­ing and re­al­is­ing the full po­ten­tial of - www. aes­theti­cons.com - a cu­ra­tion and cel­e­bra­tion of iconic de­signs.

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