Delia Jarrett-Macauley is the author of three books including the biography of Una Marson, the Jamaican-born 20th century feminist activist and BBC producer, and a novel, Moses, Citizen and Me, which was awarded the Orwell Prize in 2005. Over the last decade Delia has been granted fellowships at the LSE, the Women’s Library and, since 2013, the University of Warwick where she is affiliated to the AHRC-funded project ’Multicultural Shakespeare’. Outside academic life, she is passionate about the arts, sits on the Council of the Caine Prize and is an active contributor to the festival Africa Writes. She has worked for many cultural organisations – such as The European Cultural Organisation and The Arts Council – on strategic planning, organisation development, change, and equalities issues, and is currently editing The Diverse Bard: Shakespeare, Race and Performance in Contemporary Britain for Routledge.
The Orwell Youth Prize