Malika Booker is a writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist. She has read and performed worldwide, both in her own right and with the British Council. She was one of the touring poets with Bittersweet in 1999/2000 and since has featured in the spoken word project, Modern Love, and in Kin at the Barbican in 2004. Her book, Breadfruit, was published by flipped eye in 2007. She is currently Douglas Caster Fellow at the University of Leeds and chaired the judging panel for the Forward Prizes 2016.