Welcome to our literary salon, where we ask a leading member of the profession about their life in the subject and the subject in their life, exploring their career, work, ideas and thoughts for the future in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
Sandeep Parmar is a prize-winning poet: her work includes The Marble Orchard (2012) and Eidolon (2014), both published by Shearsman. Based at the University of Liverpool, she is also a critic of contemporary poetry and scholar of modernist literature, author of Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies: Myth of the Modern Woman (2013) and editions of poems by Nancy Cunard and by Hope Mirrlees. She is an AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, has published essays and reviews internationally, and is the co-director of the University of Liverpool’s Centre for New and International Writing where she teaches English Literature. She will be will be interviewed by novelist Nadifa Mohamed FRSL, author of Black Mamba Boy (2009) and The Orchard of Lost Souls (2013). She is one of Granta’s 2013 ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ and on the Africa39 list of writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African literature. She teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London and writes and presents frequently for the national media.