The Death of an Author


  • Henghameh Saroukhani Durham University
  • Michael Perfect Liverpool John Moores University
  • Sarah Lawson Welsh York St. John University



Author Biographies

Henghameh Saroukhani, Durham University

Henghameh Saroukhani is Assistant Professor in Black British Literature at Durham University. She has published widely on contemporary black British literature and culture and is currently completing a book on the cosmopolitics of twenty-first-century black British writing. She is co-editor of a special issue on the late Andrea Levy (ARIEL 2022) and a forthcoming special issue on the Windrush scandal with the international magazine Wasafiri (2023).   

Michael Perfect, Liverpool John Moores University

Michael Perfect is a Reader in Contemporary Literature and Culture at Liverpool John Moores University. He has published widely in the fields of contemporary British literature and postcolonial studies. His first book, Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism, was published with Palgrave in 2014, and he is co-editor of a special issue on the late Andrea Levy (ARIEL 2022). He is currently writing a book on Levy for Manchester UP, and developing a project that relates to screen adaptations of contemporary transnational fiction. He has appeared on local and national radio, and written for the Guardian's Higher Education Network.

Sarah Lawson Welsh, York St. John University

Sarah Lawson Welsh is Associate Professor and Reader in English and Postcolonial Literatures at York St John University. She received her Ph.D. in Caribbean Studies (Language and Literature of the Anglophone Caribbean) from Warwick University. Her latest monograph, Food, Text and Culture in the Anglophone Caribbean, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2019. She is currently working on a new book on Caribbean Literature for the new Routledge series, Global Literatures: Twenty-first Century Perspectives. She is the co-editor of the bestselling Routledge Reader in Caribbean Literature, first published in 1996, and a Founding Editor of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing (formerly World Literature Written in English), published by Taylor & Francis. She co-edited the ARIEL special issue 'Andrea Levy: In Memoriam' (2022) with Henghameh Saroukhani and Michael Perfect.