January 26, 2021
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About the Author
ELIZABETH O'CONNOR lives and works in Birmingham. She recently received her PhD in modernist poetry, and is interested in writing about natural history, animals and plants. She is the winner of The White Review Short Story Prize 2020.
LAURA ELLIOTT is a poet and library worker in London. She is the author of this is hunting (Distance No Object, 2019), rib-boning (Moot Press, 2019), and lemon, egg, bread (Test Centre, 2017). She co-edits the experimental poetry magazine para-text with Angus Sinclair.
CALEB AZUMAH NELSON is a 26-year-old British-Ghanaian writer and photographer living in south-east London. His writing has been published in Litro. He was recently shortlisted for the Palm Photo Prize and the BBC National Short Story Prize 2020, and won the People's Choice prize. His debut novel, Open Water, is out next year.
VICTORIA ADUKWEI BULLEY is a poet, writer and filmmaker. She is the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, and has held artistic residencies internationally in the US, Brazil and at the V&A Museum in London. A Complete Works and Instituto Sacatar fellow, her pamphlet Girl B (Akashic) forms part of the 2017 New-Generation African Poets series. She is a doctoral student at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is the recipient of a Technē studentship for doctoral research in Creative Writing.
ILYA LEUTIN was born in Siberia in 1986. He is a screenwriter and a columnist for a number of Russian publications, including Snob and The Russian Muslim. The pieces in this issue come from his first book, Ravshan's Real Stories, published in 2012 under the name Ravshan Saleddin. It was longlisted for the National Bestseller award and shortlisted for the Russian Debut prize. He is also the author of the novel Silence Full Blast (2015) and the collections The Caramel Knight (2016) and Oriental Miniatures (2018).
HERVÉ GUIBERT (1955 - 91) was a French writer and photographer. He was the author of some thirty books and played a significant role in changing public attitudes in France toward AIDS. Hervé Guibert died at the age of 36 in Paris following a failed suicide attempt.
Francesca Wade has written for publications including the London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Financial Times, New Statesman, and Prospect. She is editor of the White Review and a winner of the Biographers' Club Tony Lothian Prize.
INGRID POLLARD is a British artist and photographer. In 2018 she was the Stuart Hall Associate Fellow at the University of Sussex.