Cooper, William

William Cooper (Harry Summerfield Hoff), was a novelist who depicted the mysteriousness of ordinary people through a naturalistic eye. He was the author of Scenes from a Provincial Life, (1950) hailed by writers including Kingsley Amis, Braine and Anthony Burgess. Amongst Cooper’s other novels – and a play – it was to be followed by […]

Causley, Charles

Charles Causley was a Cornish poet, schoolmaster and writer. His work is noted for its simplicity and directness and for its associations with folklore, especially when linked to his native Cornwall. In 1958, Causley was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded a CBE in 1986. When he was 83 […]

Cook, Steve

After reading French and German literature at Oxford, Steve Cook joined Cassell as Reference Publisher. In the early 1990s, he persuaded the company to launch the UK’s first trade list of lesbian & gay studies titles. In 1998, he joined Lord Michael Young’s School for Social Entrepreneurs and shortly after was recruited by the Royal […]

Cave, Nick

Nick Cave has been performing music for more than forty years and is best known as the songwriter and lead singer of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, whose latest album Ghosteen was widely received as their best work ever. Cave’s body of work also covers a wider range of media and modes of expression including […]

Coel, Michaela


Michaela Coel’s phenomenally successful and ground-breaking HBO/BBC dark comedy-drama, I May Destroy You, which she created, wrote, co-directed and starred in premiered in June 2020. The series won a host of prestigious awards including: two Emmys, five BAFTAS, three Royal Television Society awards, a Peabody Award, two Independent Spirit Awards and a GLAAD Award, amongst […]

Chingonyi, Kayo


Kayo Chingonyi is a Zambian/British poet, writer, editor, and broadcaster. His first collection, Kumukanda, won the Dylan Thomas Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. Kayo is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Durham University, a writer and presenter for Decode on Spotify, and poetry editor at Bloomsbury. His most recent collection A Blood Condition was […]