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Chris Meade


Chris Meade is Director of if:book LONDON. Chris has an M.A. in Creative Writing & New Media and his digital fiction In Search of Lost Tim was described by the Independent on Sunday as “a jeu d’esprit and just possibly the future of fiction.”

He was Director of Booktrust from 2000–2007, running the Bookstart scheme and a range of book programs, and Director of the Poetry Society (UK) from 1994-2000, where he set up the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden and the lottery funded Poetry Places project, described by Andrew Motion as “a modern miracle”. In the 1980s and 90s he worked in Sheffield and Birmingham libraries, promoting Creative Reading and ‘Imagination Services’.

Chris is the author of The Thoughts of Betty Spital (Penguin 1989) and a past winner of the George Orwell award for his play ‘We Two Boys’.

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