Professor Daljit Nagra MA FRSL PGCE FHEA FEA MBE
Daljit’s debut Look We Have Coming to Dover! was published in 2007 by Faber. He has published four subsequent books, all with Faber & Faber.
He was born in London to Sikh parents from Punjab, India. His parents were labourers in West London, and when he was 16 years of age, he moved to Sheffield where his parents ran a convenience store. Daljit discovered poetry in his late teens and studied A Levels at evening classes before studying English at university.
Daljit is a poet, professor of poetry, radio presenter of a weekly poetry programme, and since 2020, he has been Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, and Lead Advisor to Poetry By Heart.