Profile: Lizzy Attree

Artist: Lizzy Attree
Country: Kenya

Lizzy Attree has a PhD from SOAS, University of London on “The Literary Responses to HIV and AIDS from South Africa and Zimbabwe from 1990-2005”. She has taught African literature at Kings College and SOAS in London. In 2010 she was a Visiting Lecturer in the English Department at Rhodes University in South Africa and from 2002-2009 she organised literary tours of African writers in the UK funded by Arts Council England such as the Caine Prize 10th Anniversary Tour in 2009. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Writivism, an initiative of the Centre for African Cultural Excellence. She was appointed Administrator of the Caine Prize in 2011 and was made Director in 2014. She is also the co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature with Mukoma wa Ngugi.

Published: Blood on the Page – Interviews with African authors writing about HIV/AIDS published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.

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