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Publisher & Editor in Chief
ERIC AKOTO [email protected], @eric_akoto Eric Akoto is a British born Ghanaian Editor, Artistic Director & Publisher of Litro Magazine. His passions lie in progressive politics, freedom of expression, quality & independence in arts and journalism, social enterprise, good technology, and above all the power of words to connect and bring a level of empathy to different peoples. With a journalistic background his writing has featured in various magazines, and contributed to various books he also curates at global literary stages such as the Jaipur Literary Festival, Brooklyn Book Festival & Hay Festival. The first thing he does when visiting a city is to don a pair of trainers and go for a jog around the city. He highly recommends a morning meditation to start your day.. Hay Festival.
Litro Arts Editor, UK
DANIEL JANES [email protected] Daniel joined Litro in July 2013. He has previously contributed to the LA Review of Books, Little White Lies, the London Review of Books blog and the New Statesman’s Cultural Capital.
Barney Walsh [email protected] Barney is Litro Magazine’s Assistant Fiction & #Storysunday Editor. Barney Walsh is a graduate of the University of Manchester’s MA in creative writing whose stories have appeared in Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 7, The Big Issue in the North: Award for Short Fiction 2013, Unthology 4, The Warwick Review, Unthology 7, Inky Needles’ Celebrity and Speed, and Shooter Literary Magazine.
Laura Harker Based in North Yorkshire, Laura Harker runs LMH Creative and writes about travel and culture.
Hayley Camis Hayley Camis is Litro Magazine’s #TuesdayTales reader. She is a graduate from the University of St Andrews where she read English Literature and spent a year studying American Literature at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. She now works at HarperCollins in their Fiction publicity team.
Catherine McNamara Flash Fiction Editor, Catherine McNamara grew up in Sydney, ran away to Paris at twenty-one to write, and ended up in West Africa running a bar. Her collection Pelt and Other Stories was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Award and semi-finalist in the Hudson Prize. Her work has been Pushcart-nominated and published in the U.K., Europe, U.S.A. and Australia. Catherine lives in Italy.
James Cook [email protected] James is our Essays editor & has lived in London for over 25 years. Originally a musician and songwriter for the band Flamingoes, James has written about music for the Guardian, among others, and contributed to Vagabond Holes, an anthology of writings on Australian group the Triffids.