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Fadia Faqir, writer and independent scholar

Fadia Faqir is a Jordanian/British writer, independent scholar and defender of human rights. Her first novel, Nisanit, was published by Penguin in 1990 and is currently being translated into Arabic. Her second novel, Pillars of Salt, was published by Quartet Books in 1996, and was translated into German, Dutch and Danish. The Danish translation was the runner up for the ALOA literary award 2001. She is the editor and co-translator of In the House of Silence: Autobiographical essays by Arab women writers, Garnet Publishing, 1998, translated into Turkish. Her third novel, My Name is Salma, was published by Transworld and was translated into thirteen languages. http://www.awsa.net/literature/fadiafaqir.html/


Richard Hanson, photographer

Richard Hanson was born in Hull, England in 1968, and grew up in Newcastle. He studied engineering in Leeds, but spent more time in the darkroom than hunched over the drawing board. In 1992 he spent a year in Tanzania with tearfund, as an engineer, and when he returned to the UK, they took him on as a photographer. Over the next eight years, he reported from over 30 countries, from war zones, like Sierra leone, Liberia, Rwanda, and Sudan, as well as many very poor but more peaceful countries, including Mali, Bangladesh, Eritrea, and Cambodia. In 2000 Richard moved to Sheffield, UK, and spent two years working for a national press agency, covering hard news, PR and features. In 2002, he went freelance and has since worked all over the North of England for national papers, across the UK for national charities, and traveled widely for international NGOs.  http://www.hansonphoto.co.uk/


Lindsey Moore, Lecturer, Department of English & Creative Writing

Lindsey works in the field of postcolonial studies, with a particular focus on women's writing, film, and visual media. Her first book, Arab, Muslim, Woman: Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film (Routledge, May 2008) discusses a wide range of Arab women's literary and visual texts in English, French and translation from Arabic, using the postcolonial as a frame to problematise feminism and nationalism as well as monolingual and single disciplinary frameworks. She has wider interests in postcolonial, particularly South Asian and British-Asian, literatures, and is beginning research on a new project entitled 'Modernism at the Margins'. With Graham Mort, she was the co-organiser of the Trans-Scriptions series.  http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/english/profiles/526/


Graham Mort, Senior Lecturer, Department of English & Creative Writing

Graham is a distance learning specialist and designed and ran the British Council Crossing Borders mentoring scheme for African writers (2001-2006).  He was the UK adviser and designer for the British Council Beyond Borders literature festival (Kampala 2005), designed and piloted Radiophonics, a new British Council radio-writing project in East/West Africa, and was a co-applicant on Moving Manchester. Other academic research has focused on emergent African writing, eLearning and the pedagogy of Creative Writing. He has published seven collections of poetry and also writes short fiction and radio drama.


Emma Rose, Deputy Director, Lica

Emma Rose's paintings and drawings aim to reinvent the physical world, to rearrange it in ways that come close to our visual experience, where the real and the abstract collide. As modern consumers, used to television, advertising and film, we have become accustomed to a complexity of imagery and image manipulation unknown to previous generations. Traditional disciplines such as painting and drawing can be substantially enriched by these possibilities and through them, reach a wider audience and help develop and expand our perception of what we look at. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/lica/profiles/Emma-Rose/


Lee Horsley, Reader in Literature and Culture, Department of English & Creative Writing

Lee has worked increasingly in recent years on web design and eLearning in relation to creative writing pedagogy and interdisciplinary, transcultural uses of virtual space.  Her research work focuses on crime fiction as a vehicle for counter-cultural protest and socio-political critique (The Noir Thriller, 2001; Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction, 2005); she is co-editing The Blackwell Companion to Crime Fiction, which is both cross-cultural in content and cross-disciplinary in its arguments, drawing in the diverse disciplinary affiliations of crime fiction study. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/english/profiles/114/


Kate Horsley, Web Designer, Department of English & Creative Writing

Kate has been working as a research associate and web designer for transculturalwriting.com and is a tutor in part 1 & 2 creative writing at Lancaster. She has has taught literature and writing on both sides of the Atlantic and has recently returned from a volunteer teaching stint in Uganda. Her short stories have been published by Storyglossia and Momaya Press and she is currently working on a gothic thriller set in 19th century Edinburgh. She has worked as Researcher for the Radiophonics project, and has also organised Online Prose and Poetry Workshops on Crossing Borders. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/english/profiles/Kate-Horsley/