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Dee Jarrett-Macauley

  • Dee Jarrett-Macauley is a writer and arts consultant from a Sierra Leonean family. Moses, Citizen and Me, her novel, was awarded the Orwell Prize, and she’s also written about race, theatre, feminism and black women’s lives in Britain. She was the Chair of the Caine Prize from 2016-2019.

    Delia has made several programmes for BBC Radio, created work alongside independent visual artists and run artistic workshops in Kenya, China and the UK. She’s held several fellowship posts including at LSE and Warwick. Recent projects include being Historical Adviser on the all-black female Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe and a short story on the Empathy Economy for The Four Futures of Work – Royal Society of Arts, 2019.