Meet the Judges

Tiffany Atkinson

Tiffany Atkinson is a Norwich-based poet and critic.  Her fourth poetry collection, Lumen (Bloodaxe, 2021) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She is Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) at UEA, and is currently completing a monograph on poetry, ethics and embarrassment.

Salma Begum

Salma Begum is part of the editorial team at Bonnier Books. She has worked with former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Raymond Antrobus and Rachel Long, as well as several other award-winning poets.

Susie Fowler-Watt

Susie Fowler-Watt has worked as a BBC journalist for 30 years and has presented the regional television news programme BBC Look East since 1997. She’s also a long-standing columnist for the EDP’s Norfolk magazine.

Kit Hesketh-Harvey

We are deeply saddened to inform you that Kit Hesketh-Harvey has passed away, quite unexpectedly, at the age of 65 yrs. Kit was a true polymath:- performer, director, musical orchestrator, raconteur, award-winning scriptwriter and author. His list of accomplishments and awards was endless. He was generous with his time and was a great stalwart and support in the setting up of the JLS. He will be greatly missed.

Bishop Dagmar Winter

The Rt Revd Dr Dagmar Winter became Bishop of Huntingdon in 2019 and is a New Testament scholar and author.  After twenty years of rural and market town ministry in the hills of Northumberland, most recently as Rector of Hexham Abbey, she is enjoying exploring the Fens.