Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay OBE FRSL is a poet, playwright, memoirist, and broadcaster. His memoir My Name Is Why won the Indie Book Awards non-fiction prize in 2021, and he was awarded The Pen Pinter Prize in 2019. Lemn was Chancellor of The University of Manchester from 2015 to 2022. He is a trustee of The Foundling Museum and The Gold From The Stone Foundation, and a patron of The National Association for the Teaching of English.