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Ailah Ahmed
Ailah Ahmed Commissioning Editor, Little, Brown littlebrown.co.uk Ailah Ahmed is a commissioning editor at Little, Brown Book Group. She works across two imprints: Little, Brown/Abacus and Virago. Ailah acquires fiction and non-fiction, as well as working in translation. She has also held editorial positions at Simon & Schuster UK and Canongate Books.
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Jack Self
Jack Self Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Real Review real-review.org Jack Self is an architect and writer based in London. He is Director of the REAL Foundation and Editor-in-Chief of the Real Review. In 2016, Jack curated the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Jack's writing has appeared in The Guardian, 032c, New Philosopher and BBC...
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Anne Beech
Anne Beech Managing Director, Pluto Press Anne Beech has worked in publishing since the mid 1970s, beginning at a science publisher, Gordon Breach, as a humble production assistant, then moving to Allen Lane/Penguin Press, where, despite Penguin's best efforts, she eventually acquired a taste for indie publishing in preference to corporate. For the last 30...
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Crystal Mahey-Morgan
Crystal Mahey-Morgan OWN-IT! ownit.london After 6 years at Penquin Random House working across Contracts, Marketing, Sales and Digital, Crystal Mahey-Morgan left to launch entertainment venture, OWN IT! - a storytelling lifestyle brand, telling stories across books, music, fashion, and film. Crystal is a regular speaker and contributor to conferences, literature festivals, panel discussions and radio...
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Natasha MacKenzie
Natasha MacKenzie Founder, Pretty&Inked prettyinked.com Having always had a fascination and appreciation for the art of tattooing, Natasha found herself immersed in the tattoo culture and the amazing talent behind it. While the industry has grown so much in such a short time, there is still an existing negative stigma when it comes to tattooed...
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