Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for New Writing
Ellah has been appointed as Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for New Writing to facilitate knowledge exchange between the University’s Centre for New Writing and HOME, and to curate a series of literature events over three years. She is Editor-at-Large at Canongate Books, and was the founding Publishing Director of The Indigo Press.
She is chair of the Caine Prize for African writing and she served on the judging panel of the 2017 Dublin International Literary Award and the 2015 Man Booker Prize. In 2011 she was awarded an OBE for services to the publishing industry, and earlier this month, she was appointed as an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.