Jason Allen-Paisant

Jason Allen-Paisant is a Jamaican writer and academic who works as a senior lecturer in Critical Theory and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester. He’s the author of two poetry collections, Thinking with Trees (Carcanet Press, 2021), winner of the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for poetry, and Self-Portrait as Othello (Carcanet Press, 2023). His non-fiction book, Scanning the Bush, will be published by Hutchinson Heinemann in 2024. Poetic memoir and ekphrastic experiment, Self-Portrait as Othello imagines Othello in the urban landscapes of modern London, Paris and Venice and invent the kinds of narrative he might tell about his intersecting identities.

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Writers' Prize 5x15 International Shortlist Event

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5x15 and The Writers' Prize present a powerhouse line-up of international writing talent