Susheila Nasta

Photo Credit Sharron Wallace

Susheila Nasta MBE is Honorary Fellow of the RSL and Founder of Wasafiri, the magazine of international contemporary writing she launched in 1984. A writer, publisher, academic and literary activist, she is Professor of Contemporary and Modern Literatures at Queen Mary University of London. Recent books include Brave New Words: The Power of Writing Now (2019) and the first Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing (2020). Currently completing a biography, The Bloomsbury Indians, she was awarded the 2019 Benson Medal from the Royal Society of Literature for a lifetime’s achievement.