Lucas Stewart

Lucas Stewart was born in Birkenhead and has spent 20 years living in Asia and Africa, including Iraq, Myanmar and Sudan. A former literature advisor to the British Council working with jailed and censored writers, his debut non-fiction, The People Elsewhere: Unbound Journeys with the Storytellers of Myanmar (2016) was shortlisted for the 2018 Saroyan International Prize for Writing.  He co-edited Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds, the first anthology of short stories from Myanmar published in the UK.  His own short stories have been published in Asia and the UK winning the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short fiction. He is currently working on his first novel, Cheroots.