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.