Meet the Writers
Six leading writers have been spending the last few months thinking about the future of writing and developing ideas for experimental literary works for you to explore and enjoy. Their practices encompass poetry to playwrighting, from historical novels about Georgian London to young contemporary fiction about football and child labour. Their stories range from the local to the truly global – transporting readers to Malaysia, to Nigeria, to Indonesia.
Find out how our writers have been developing their thoughts about the future of writing and developing new works that explore new forms of writing, reading, co-creation and interaction.
Mona Arshi worked as a human rights lawyer at Liberty before she started writing poetry. Her debut collection Small Hands won the Forward Prize for best first collection in 2015. Mona’s second collection Dear Big Gods was published in 2019 by Liverpool University Press. Her debut novel will be published in 2021.
Tash is the author of three novels – The Harmony Silk Factory (2005), which won the Whitbread First Novel Award; Map of the Invisible World (2009) and Five Star Billionaire (2013) – and a work of non-fiction, The Face: Strangers on a Pier (2016), finalist for the LA Times Book Prize.