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  • Christopher Matthews

    CHRISTOPHER MATTHEWS is a photographer living in Chelmsford with an abiding interest in place. His documentary projects are in the collection of Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand, and since living in the UK he has made work about cultural sites in Israel, the landscapes and architecture of the Cold War, the north…
  • New Poems from Sally Flint

    Dare   The kingfishers appeared more like darting fish; their wings skimmed the dappled water, assured they knew the measure   of every bend along their flight. We were surprised by their speed, how on the longest day they flashed like neon lights.   Teetering across a path of stones laid in the shallows like…

  • Amy Liptrot

    AMY LIPTROT has published her work with various magazines, journals and blogs and she has written a regular column for Caught by the River out of whichThe Outrun has emerged. As well as writing for local newspaper, Orkney Today, and editing the Edinburgh Student newspaper, Amy has worked as an artist's model, a trampolinist and in…
  • Michael Kirkman

    MICHAEL KIRKMAN studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art. He now lives and works in Edinburgh. Michael’s inspiration comes from a need to communicate moments in time that seem strange or extraordinary, to capture what goes unnoticed. Some important influences include Max Beckmann, Mimmo Paladino, Balthus, Edward Burra and Jim Dine. Michael…
  • William Fiennes

    WILLIAM FIENNES is the bestselling author of The Snow Geese and The Music Room. He has contributed reviews, essays and stories to many publications, including the London Review of Books, Granta, the Observer and the Times Literary Supplement. The Snow Geese, published to wide acclaim in 2002, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, and won the…
  • Alexandra Harris

    ALEXANDRA HARRIS  is is the author of Weatherland, Modernism on Sea, Virginia Woolf and Romantic Moderns, which won the Guardian First Book Award and a Somerset Maugham Award for Romantic Moderns. She is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in…
  • Ian McMillan

    IAN McMILLAN is a poet, playwright and the presenter of the BBC Radio 3 series, The Verb. Since drumming in Barnsley’s first folk-rock band and working in a tennis ball factory, he has been poet-in-residence at Barnsley Football Club and at the English National Opera, ‘Beat Poet’ for Humberside Police, and written many books, including Dad, the…
  • John Gray

    JOHN GRAY is an English political philosopher with interests in analytic philosophy and the history of ideas. He Gray contributes regularly to The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and the New Statesman, where he is the lead book reviewer. He has written several influential books, including False Dawn, Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals, Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion…
  • James Lovelock

    JAMES LOVELOCK is an environmentalist, author and chemist best-known for his invention of the ‘electron capture detector’ and as the pioneer of Gaia Theory. He is the author of over 200 scientific papers, several books, and in 1974 became an elected Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2003 he was appointed Companion of Honour, and…
  • Andrew Motion

    Andrew Motion is a poet, novelist and biographer. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, and has published celebrated biographies: The Lamberts won the Somerset Maugham Award and his authorised life of Philip Larkin won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. He was Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009, after which he was knighted for…
  • Jonathan Gibbs

    JONATHAN GIBBS Educated at the Central School of Art and the Slade, Jonathan Gibbs works in wood engraving, drawing and painting. Living in Scotland he regularly exhibits in Edinburgh and London and is Head of Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. His visual language is fastidious, linear and deeply sensitive to place. Gibbs’ work encapsulates book…
  • Kurt Jackson

    KURT JACKSON was born is 1961 in Blandford, Dorset. He graduated from St Peter’s College, Oxford with a degree in Zoology in 1983. While there, he spent most of his time painting and attending courses at Ruskin College of Art, Oxford. On gaining his degree he travelled extensively, painting wherever he went, went alone to…