Linton Kwesi Johnson

After 30 years of writing, recording, and activism, Linton Kwesi Johnson is being honored with the publication of Selected Poems in the Penguin Classics series.

David Mitchell

David Mitchell is faithful to fiction to the point where he describes the idea of a clinch with scriptwriting or an embrace with poetry as akin to being adulterous.

Patience Agbabi

Patience Agbabi — talented writer, performer, lecturer, and now mum to one-and-a-half year-old Solomon, is anything but her namesake.

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah is one of the UK’s most renowned novelists, playwrights, poets and activists, and has contributed to literature over the last three decades.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o

One of African literature’s forerunners, Ngugi wa Thiong’o is the author of several novels, plays, and non-fiction works which tackle colonialism and postcolonialism.