Dale Salwak is Professor of English Literature at Southern California’s Citrus College. His publications include ‘Living with a Writer’ and ‘Teaching Life’ His latest book is ‘Writers and Their Mothers’, which looks at twenty-two prominent novelists, poets, and literary critics, and the deeply personal profound, and frequently perplexing bond between writer and mother.
Sarah Perry is a writer and poet who runs creative writing projects that develop emotional literacy, and explore mental health, memory, and healing from violence. Her “poetic literary debut” is about grief and loss. ‘Let Me Be Like Water’ tells the story of twenty-something Holly, who moves out of London to Brighton after the death of her boyfriend.
Shaun Baines comes from the north east of England, where his novels are set. ‘Woodcutter’ is his debut novel, based on the criminal underworld of his native home – Newcastle.
Michael McGregor is the Director of the Wordsworth Trust, who have been awarded a grant of 4.2 million pounds by the Heritage Lottery Fund to progress with their project ‘Remaining Wordsworth’ It will be developed over the next two years, leading up to the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth on 7th April 2020.