Meet the Board
Malika Booker is an international writer whose work is steeped in anthropological research methodology and rooted in storytelling. Her writing spans poetry, theatre, monologue, installation, and education. Clients and organisations she has worked with include Arts Council England, BBC, British Council, Wellcome Trust, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Arvon, and Hampton Court Palace. Currently she is the Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at The University of Leeds and chair of the Forward Prizes for Poetry judging panel 2016.
Hannah Bannister joined Peepal Tree Press in 1994 as an intern. She now the Operations Manager, responsible for the day-to-day running of the press, and heads up design, production and sales.
Tom Chivers is a writer, publisher at Penned in the Margins and arts producer. Born 1983 in south London and educated at St Anne’s College, Oxford, he currently lives in Rotherhithe. His publications include the poetry collection How To Build A City (Salt Publishing, 2009), the pamphlets The Terrors (Nine Arches Press, 2009; shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award) and Flood Drain (Annexe Press, 2012), and, as editor, the anthologies Adventures in Form and Mount London: Ascents in the Vertical City (Penned in the Margins, 2012 & 2014).
Emma Wright founded the Emma Press in 2012, having previously worked in ebook production at Orion Publishing Group. She is a keen illustrator and lives in Birmingham.
Steve Potter is a founding partner of, and Commercial Manager for, online retailer Wordery.
Mick Felton has over thirty years experience in publishing and the book trade and has been representing, managing and editing at Seren for many of them. He is a former Trustee of the Poetry Society and has a longstanding interest and involvement in environmental issues.
Ian Grant is the Chairman of Inpress Books.