As the Edwin Morgan Trust enters into an exciting new chapter, we are very pleased to announce and welcome three new Trustees to the board: Sourit Bhattacharya, Ryan Hay, and Sarah Walker. Their experience, skills and enthusiasm will be immensely valuable as we look to deliver our programmes in line with our missions, values, aims and visions.
Sourit Bhattacharya is Lecturer in Global Anglophone Literatures at the University of Edinburgh. His research and teaching interests include colonial and postcolonial studies, minority ethnic literatures, environmental humanities, and translation and cross-cultural studies. He has written a book on the representation of catastrophic events in postcolonial Indian literature (Palgrave, 2020), and edited a volume on the radical Indian-Bengali author, Nabarun Bhattacharya (Bloomsbury 2020). Sourit is a founding editor of the journal, Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry.
Ryan Hay is a writer, theatre artist and organiser making work with professionals and non-professionals on pages and mainstages, in communities and at kitchen tables at the intersections of text, performance, community, learning and place. Most recently they have been on commission to Eden Court, Ayr Gaiety, Tron Theatre and the Edinburgh Book Festival. They have robust experience as a producer working across literature, theatre and the third sector, and they are interested in ways that thought leadership and collaborative models can empower the artist-as-leader in building a more ethical and connected cultural sector.
Sarah Walker is a commercial litigator practicing in London but hailing from the Kingdom of Fife. Whilst her immediate experience of treading the boards is restricted to the courtroom, she is a passionate advocate of the arts with a particular interest in supporting the development of new and emerging artists.