Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.

Lemn Sissay OBE  has read his poetry on stages throughout the world, from The Library of Congress in The United States to The National Theatre in Ethiopia.  His memoir My Name Is Why  is a  number one  Sunday Times bestseller. He won the indie book awards for non-fiction.  Lemn was awarded The Pen Pinter Prize.   He is the voice of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.  His adaptation of Benjamin Zephaniah’s Refugee Boy is on the national curriculum.  He is chancellor of The University of Manchester and Trustee of The Foundling Museum.


Image credit Hamish Brown.