Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Critic, editor, educator and broadcaster Ellah Wakatama Allfrey OBE is the founding Publishing Director of The Indigo Press and was previously Assistant Editor at Penguin, Senior Editor at Jonathan Cape, Random House and Deputy Editor at Granta magazine. She has commissioned and presented stories for BBC Radio 4 and NPR and has written for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Observer. Wakatama Allfrey was Chair of the Judging Panel for the 2014 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize and served as 2015 Judge for the Man Booker Prize. She is a Trustee of the Caine Prize for African Writing and Jalada Collective and the Royal Literary Fund.


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