Lucy Hannah is a creative producer and programme director who designs and delivers global literary initiatives. Lucy creates innovative programmes within institutions, sets up and delivers targeted projects and facilitates partnerships. She is the director of UNTOLD. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College, London, and a Director of the BOCAS Lit Fest in Trinidad.
UNTOLD is a writer development programme for marginalised writers in areas of conflict and post-conflict. Afghanistan has millions of Pashto and Dari speakers with little or no local support for creative writing, literary translation, or literary editing. Support for writers has been hampered by cultural norms, free expression issues, chronic instability, and internal displacement. UNTOLD has been working one-to-one with women on their short stories, with English-speaking literary editors and translators working with the writers to realise the potential of their stories for publication both locally and globally in translation.