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Graham Mort

Graham is a writer and professor of Creative Writing at Lancaster University.

Graham Mort is Professor of Creative Writing and Transcultural Literature at Lancaster University and a visiting Professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He has worked extensively in literature development and radio broadcasting in sub-Saharan Africa and on a project to gather women’ narratives of the Al Anfal campaign in Kurdistan, which were transformed into a performance poem. In recent years he has visited China and Vietnam to read his work and to participate in translation workshops. Graham has also written poetry, short fiction and drama for BBC radio. He is currently developing new writing projects in South Africa and Uganda.

Visibility: New & Selected Poems, appeared from Seren in 2007, when when he was described as ‘One of contemporary verse’s most accomplished practitioners. This book perfectly exhibits the blend of formal scrupulousness and sensory evocation and intellectual rigour that has shaped his reputation,’ (Sarah Crown, The Guardian). In the same year he was also winner of the Bridport short fiction prize for his story, ’The Prince’. A book of stories, Touch, was published by Seren in 2010 and won the Edge Hill Prize the following year. Terroir a new book of short stories appeared in 2015; his latest book of poems, Black Shiver Moss, was published by Seren in 2017.

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Opportunities to see Graham Mort

19.30 - 22.00 Saturday 18th

Spoken Word and a Pint

Grab a drink from the bar and settle down for some serious literary revelry!

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