Sascha Aurora Akhtar
Sascha Aurora Akhtar originates from Pakistan, and was educated there and in the USA. Her debut poetry collection, The Grimoire of Grimalkin, was published in 2007 and greeted as “a contemporary masterpiece”, with the British newspaper The Guardian naming Akhtar one of the top twelve poets to watch. Her work is widely anthologised and has been translated into Armenian, Portuguese, Galician, Russian, Dutch and Polish. She performs internationally.