Malika Booker was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.
Malika Booker is a British poet of Guyanese and Grenadian parentage, who co-founded Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. Pepper Seed (Peepal Tree Press, 2013) was shortlisted for OCM Bocas and the Seamus Heaney Centre 2014 prize. Published with poets Sharon Olds and Warsan Shire in The Penguin Modern Poet series 3: Your Family: Your Body (2017), her awards include: The Forward Poetry Prize for Best Single Poem (2020). Cave Canem and University of Leeds Douglas Castor fellowships. She lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University.