Roger Robinson is a writer who has performed worldwide and is an experienced workshop leader. He was chosen by Decibel as one of 50 writers who have influenced the black-British writing canon. He is an alumnus of The Complete Works. He was shortlisted for The OCM Bocas Poetry Prize, The Oxford Brookes Poetry Prize and highly commended by the Forward Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in The Guardian and The Poetry Review. His latest book A Portable Paradise was chosen as a New Statesman Book Of The Year and won the 2019 TS Eliot prize. He has toured extensively with the British Council and is a co-founder of both Spoke Lab and the international writing collective Malika’s Kitchen.