Lemn Sissay


Country: UK

Lemn Sissay is a BAFTA-nominated award-winning writer, international poet, performer, playwright, artist and broadcaster. He is a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to literature and won a Pen Pinter Prize in 2019. He is Chancellor of the University of Manchester.

Lemn Sissay adalah penulis peraih nominasi BAFTA, penyair internasional, penampil, penulis naskah drama, seniman, dan penyiar. Ia aadalah Anggota dari Urutan Teratas (Most Exellent Order) dari Kerajaan Inggris untuk pelayanannya kepada sastra dan memenangkan Pen Pinter Prize pada tahun 2019. Ia adalah Konselor University of Manchester.

Appearing in

Main Program | Lemn Sissay: My Name is Why

After a childhood in care, 17-year-old Norman Greenwood saw his birth certificate for the first time: his name was Lemn Sissay, he was British-Ethiopian, and his mother had never stopped …


Special Event | A Night of Narrative at Nusantara

Our Festival writers can certainly weave a story or two. Take a culinary journey across the bountiful island of Bali in the finest literary company. Enjoy exceptional Balinese cuisine at …


Special Event | Power, Politics, and Poetry Under the Stars

UWRF returns to the magical gardens of Blanco Museum for a one-off evening of performance poetry and immersive music. This is a rare opportunity to see world-renowned spoken word artists …