Born in Baghdad, Dr Anba Jawi studied Geology at the University of Baghdad, one of a generation of pioneering women geologists in Iraq, and gained her PhD from UCL London. She worked in the refugee sector for more than 20 years and was honoured with an MBE on the Queen’s birthday list in 2004 for her services. Anba writes and publishes in Arabic and English. A chapter from her novel The Silver Engraver was included in the TLC Free Reads Anthology (2019) and two chapters were produced in a chapbook published by Exiled Writers Ink (2021). Together with Catherine Temma Davidson, Dr Anba Jawi co-translated and co-edited "The Utopians of Tahrir Square", published by Palewell Press in 2022. She and Catherine Temma Davidson are currently collaborating with Palewell Press on further books.
Catherine Temma Davidson is an American living in London and a dual UK/US citizen. Her novel based on stories about her Greek mother and grandmother, The Priest Fainted, was a New York and LA Times notable book of the year. Catherine is an award-winning poet with two pamphlets published in the UK. She teaches Creative Writing at Regent’s University and is a member of the Board of Exiled Writers Ink, an organisation that supports and amplifies the work of refugee and immigrant writers. Her novel about apricot jam, genocide and memory, The Orchard, was published by Gemma Media in 2018. Together with Dr Anba Jawi, Catherine Temma Davidson, co-translated and co-edited "The Utopians of Tahrir Square", published by Palewell Press in 2022. She and Dr Anba Jawi are currently collaborating with Palewell Press on further books.
Dr Jennifer Langer is founding director of Exiled Writers Ink and editor of four anthologies of exiled literature. She holds a doctorate in Cultural Memory from SOAS, University of London, and is a SOAS Research Associate. Her poetry collection, The Search, was published by Victorina Press in 2021. Jennifer Langer was lead editor of "Resistance - Voices of Exiled Writers", published by Palewell Press in 2020
Dr Anna Ball is Associate Professor of Postcolonial Feminisms, Literatures and Cultures. She specialises in women's writing, film and art from the contemporary Middle East, and also works on questions of gender, agency and representation in relation to cultures of forced migration. Anna teaches widely across the fields of contemporary literary studies, postcolonial studies and gender studies, and supervises work at MRes and PhD level. With Jenni Ramone, she co-directs the Postcolonial Studies Centre at Nottingham Trent University. In collaboration with the Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum and Palewell Press, Dr Anna Ball edited "The World is for Everyone" - an anthology of creative writing by by members of PAMOJA Women Together – a group of refugee, asylum-seeking and irregular migrant women from a wide range of countries, faiths and backgrounds, published by Palewell Press in 2019.
Agnes Meadows is a London-based poet/writer who has toured nationally and internationally, giving readings, workshops, and residencies all over the world, most recently in Bangladesh at the Dhaka International Poetry Festival, where she received a Literary Award for her contribution and commitment to poetry. She was a Guest Poet at the Austin International Poetry Festival for 10 consecutive years, twice winning awards for Outstanding Writing, and has read three times at the Babylon International Festival of Arts & Culture in Iraq. Agnes has written six collections of poetry, three with Flipped Eye/Waterways. Her last collection was a dual English-Chinese collection ‘The Light On the Wall’ (Morgan’s Eye Press), from which she read at the Formosa International Poetry Festival in Taiwan in 2017. In 2019, she was invited to be Guest Editor of the Atlanta Review Poetry Journal, one of the world’s foremost poetry magazines, focusing on the work of poets from or living in Wales or Cornwall. This edition will be launched in Spring 2020 and will feature the work of 48 poets. Since 2004, Agnes has also ran Loose Muse Women’s Writers Night in London, with regular satellite events elsewhere in England, and advised Channel 4 TV on poetry. Agnes Meadows was one of a group of four Volunteer Editors who helped Camilla review manuscripts submitted to Palewell Press in 2018.
Adam Horovitz is a poet, performer and editor. Born in 1971 in London and raised in Slad, Gloucestershire, he has written poetry since childhood and is a poet for whom the page and the stage are equally important, who thrives on collaboration with musicians and artists. He has released three full collections of poetry: Turning (Headland, 2011): The Soil Never Sleeps (Palewell, 2018 & 2nd extended edition 2019) & Love and Other Fairy Tales (Indigo Dreams, 2021). He has also released Little Metropolis, a CD of poetry and music, a memoir of growing up in Cider with Rosie country, A Thousand Laurie Lees (History Press), and several pamphlets. In 2017, in collaboration with Palewell Press and Ledbury Poetry Festival, he edited The Physic Garden - an anthology of poetry inspired by healing plants.