‘..her voice is entirely her own, both rich and laconic. These are poems springing from the page with vitality, rue and insight. Her elegies are restrained and devastating. An extraordinary debut
— Penelope Shuttle on her first collection 'Chick'.

Hannah Lowe is a poet and fiction writer.  Born in Ilford, Essex, to an English mother and a Chinese-Black Jamaican father, her works have been hailed as “a project of bringing a neglected chapter of multicultural London to life”.  Her first poetry collection, Chick (Bloodaxe), was shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. In 2014 Lowewas identified as a Next Generation Poet.   In Long Time No See, her 2015 memoir, Lowe calls forth the unstable world of card sharps, confidence men and small-time criminals that eventually took its toll on her father ‘Chick’. She evokes her father’s Jamaica, where he learned his formidable skills, and her own coming of age in a changing Britain.  Long Time No See was a BBC Radio 4 Book Of the Week in summer 2015.

Represented by Renaissance One for bookings for her new memoir Long Time No See.



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