10 questions with... Lemn Sissay
Poet, playwright and author Lemn Sissay MBE talks to Dan Worth about memorable moments from school and the importance of education
Lemn Sissay MBE is a poet, playwright and author who published his first book of poetry aged just 21. He was appointed the official poet of the London Olympics in 2012 and was made chancellor of the University of Manchester in 2015.
He has written numerous novels, plays and works of poetry, winning several awards along the way, including the 2019 PEN Pinter award.
Sissay spent much of his childhood in a care home, which, he says, made his relationship with school even more profound. He talks to Tes about his most memorable teachers, school trips, extracurricular activities and just how ...