Malika Booker is a British writer of Guyanese and Grenadian parentage. She is co-founder of Malika’s kitchen, a writer’s collective based in London, Chicago and New York. She was the first Poet in Residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her first collection, Pepper Seed, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize. She won the 2020 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem for ‘The Little Miracles’ (Magma Poetry).