Norris, Leslie

Leslie Norris was a prize-winning Welsh poet and short story writer writer. Until 1974 he earned his living as a college lecturer, teacher and headmaster. From 1974 he combined full-time writing with residencies at academic institutions in Britain and the United States. Today he is considered one of the most important Welsh writers of the […]

Newby, Eric

Eric Newby was a prolific writer of travel books, totaling twenty five. The most famous of these was A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush and Love and War in the Appenines detailed his ordeal as an escaped Prisoner of War, sheltered by a Slovenian woman called Wanda whom he later married. During his time […]

Niven, Alastair

|Alastair Niven

Alastair Niven was born in Edinburgh. He has held academic positions at the Universities of Ghana, Leeds, Stirling, Aarhus, London and Oxford. He was Director General of the Africa Centre for six years. Uniquely he was Director of Literature at the Arts Council of Great Britain, Arts Council England and the British Council.  For twelve years he was […]

Nicholson, Norman

Norman Nicholson was a poet and dramatist. He is particularly admired for his poetry and topographical writing and is now recognised as a writer who dealt with important environmental and ecological themes.

Nasta, Susheila

Susheila Nasta MBE is a writer, critic and literary activist. In 1984 she founded Wasafiri, the Magazine of International Contemporary Writing, Britain’s first magazine to platform literary voices from Britain’s Black British, South Asian, and diasporic communities. For over three and a half decades, she published 100 issues featuring more than 5000 international writers, many […]

Nicholson, Virginia

Virginia Nicholson is a social historian. She was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1955 and grew up in Leeds and Sussex. She was educated at Lewes Priory School (comprehensive) and went on to study English Literature at King’s College Cambridge. In 1978 Virginia spent a year living in Italy (Venice), where she taught English and learnt […]

Norris, Barney

Barney Norris founded the touring theatre company Up in Arms with the director Alice Hamilton. The company makes plays around the UK about people and the places they’re from. Barney’s plays for the company include Visitors, winner of the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, Eventide and While We’re Here. For his theatre work, […]