Well, you can rely on Mandy Sutter to provide a strong core to any project. She was also Writer in Residence to the renaissance towns project run by Yorkshire Forward, so she knew what I was talking about. I knew from Tajinder Singh Hayer’s short stories, published by route, that he would too and felt that both he and Tariq Mehmood are rarely mentioned when people ask who the Bradford Writers are. I know Tariq lives in Manchester now, but his novels are key to the Bradford ’s literary landscape.
I thought a photograph would be a fine thing to find in an envelope so asked Anne McNeill, Director of Bradford’s Impressions Gallery to source one, then it made sense to ask her to write as well.
River Wolton I have wanted to commission since asking round whom people thought were the most interesting writers emerging from the region, her name kept coming up, so I searched out her work and liked it. Gav Husband is a member of the Writing Squad, I involve the young writers we work with through the Squad in all my projects – Gav’s currently writing a Forager’s Cookbook.