Lizzy Attree

Dr. Lizzy Attree is co-founder of the Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature. She has a PhD from SOAS, University of London, and she is the author of Blood on the Page (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), a collection of interviews with the first African writers from Zimbabwe and South Africa to write about HIV and AIDS. She is the UK director of Short Story Day Africa and was director of the Caine Prize from 2014 to 2018. In 2015, she taught African literature at Kings College London, and she teaches narratives of change and world literature at Richmond, the American International University in London. She was the producer of an Arts Council–funded project on African footballers at Chelsea and Arsenal, and the associated anthology of poems, Thinking Outside the Penalty Box, was published by the Poetry Society.