Alex is the award winning author of numerous novels including the popular Crongton books, one of the most exciting teen series in recent years. Alex will be talking about his novels Liccle Bit, Crongton Knights and Straight Outta Crongton and his plans to expand this series. Learn from a true original on how to find your writing voice and style.
Born in in Brixton, Alex founded the Crucial Rocker sound system and performed his own songs and lyrics under the name of Yardman Irie. He spent a short stint in prison following the Brixton uprising of 1981. Following his release from prison he continued to write poems and lyrics, soon becoming known as the Brixton Bard. Alex’s first novel, Brixton Rock, was published to critical acclaim in 1999. Five more novels – East of Acre Lane, The Seven Sisters, Island Songs, Checkers, and The Dirty South, followed. Alex works with Booktrust and the Children’s Discovery Centre to promote reading, and takes part in Black History Month every year. He teaches in various places, including Lambeth College, holds workshops in prisons and is frequently invited to schools to speak to students.
In 2008, Alex was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to literature.
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