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 …


Private: Special Event | A Glass in Hand

Our Festival writers can certainly weave a story or two. Grab an after-dinner drink at the hippest new hotspot on Ubud’s eat street, then listen in as some of UWRF’s …


Private: Special Event | Poetry in the Garden

Join us in the magical gardens of Tony Raka Gallery for an evening of poetry and beats, as some of the world’s most enthralling spoken word artists and musicians weave …