Marcelle Mateki Akita is an author, producer and literature programmer. She is the Producer for the Royal African Society’s Africa Writes festival at the British Library, Bernie Grant Arts Centre’s Tottenham Literature Festival and Apples & Snakes’s SPINE Festival. She previously worked for the Caine Prize for African Writing and co-founded literary community organisation Afrikult. Her literary fiction appears in journals and anthologies. She published Lizard and Other Stories in 2016 and was shortlisted for the 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships. Her two children’s fiction books are published by Rising Stars (Hachette UK). She has two children’s non-fiction titles out with Rising Stars (Hachette UK). She is working on her debut novel ‘Between’.