'“Nobody free till everybody free.”

Alex Wheatle, pen name 'The Brixton Bard', is the author of several novels including Brixton Rock, which was adapted for the stage and performed at the Young Vic in 2010 and East of Acre Lane. His life was the focus of an episode of BBC's 'Small Axe' series. He was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 2008. He was sentenced to a term of imprisonment after the 1981 Brixton riot.

His most recent novels, Liccle Bit, Crongton Knights - winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize - and Straight Outta Crongton, are novels for young adult readers, focusing on the lives of teenagers and families on the fictional South Crongton council estate.

‘One of the most exciting writers of the black urban experience.’ The Times

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