Jasmine Richards – Children & Teens (UK)
Jasmine Richards has worked as a children’s publisher and storyliner for over 15 years with roles at Penguin, Working Partners and Oxford University Press. She has published over a dozen books for children and teenagers and has visited schools across the UK to run creative writing workshops. Her most recent novel Keeper of Myths was published by Harper Collins. Jasmine is also the founder of Storymix – a children’s fiction production company that creates inclusive stories.
Kudakwashe Kamupira – Literary Fiction
Kudakwashe is the founder of Bahati Books, an award-winning publishing house that aims to publish and promote African literature written by talented and undiscovered authors from Africa and the diaspora. Bahati is committed to playing a leading role in promoting authentic, multifaceted narratives in African story writing which goes beyond the ‘single story’ of poverty, war and corruption that is continuously ran in many mainstream western outlets.
Jini Reddy – Creative None-fiction
Jini Reddy is a (now occasional) travel and features writer and author who started her career in book publishing. WANDERLAND, her new book will be published by Bloomsbury in April, 2020. Her first, WILD TIMES (Bradt, 2016) won the Adele Evans Guidebook Award at the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards in 2017, and was runner-up at the Travel Media Awards that year. Born in England, to South African parents of Indian descent, she was raised in Montreal, Canada and now lives in South West London. Her byline has appeared in The Guardian, Metro, Sunday Times Style, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, The FT, The Independent, TIME, National Geographic Traveller, Geographical, Resurgence and the Ecologist and many
Indigo Williams – Poetry
After bursting on to the poetry scene in 2010, Indigo established herself as a poet who commands the stage with gripping presence and powerful poetry. With both substance and passion, her work is emotive and thought-provoking. She is the winner of the 2012 New Generation slam and has facilitated workshops across Europe, Bangladesh and Nigeria. Her work has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Bespoken Word, Tedx Brixton, Glastonbury Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival and many more. Her poem ‘The Organist’ was commissioned by the Royal Festival Hall and is featured on the BBC Radio 3 page in celebration of the newly restored Royal Festival Hall organ