Ten inspiring writers asking the questions that will shape our future
Owen Sheers and Chitra Ramaswamy
‘What is the role of a writer at times of transition and change? How might their work contribute at a hinge point in history when the choices we make today will so significantly affect the kinds of lives we live tomorrow?’
Author, poet and playwright and Professor in Creativity at Swansea University Owen Sheers reveals his selection of ten inspiring writers asking the questions that will shape our future, as part of the International Literature Showcase.
Discover the details of Owen’s list, including his introduction to each writer and the reasons why he finds their work to be so important – spanning topics including the environment, structural inequality and the role of a writer at times of transition and change. There will also be an analysis of Owen’s selection from award-winning journalist Chitra Ramaswamy, who began her career as a writer for The Big Issue.
Owen and Chitra will be on The Writing Life podcast to discuss Owen’s list and the issues that the current global crisis has brought to the fore. What role can writers play in shaping a more just world, and how do we ensure that we don’t go back to ‘business as usual’ after such a catastrophic event?
The International Literature Showcase is a partnership between the National Centre for Writing and British Council, with support from Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.