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Deirdre Osborne

Australian-born Deirdre Osborne is a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London and promotes the work of black British writers in all contexts in which she has taught, from universities to high security prisons. She has interviewed and published critical essays on black British writers: Kwame Kwei-Armah, Andrea Levy, debbie tucker green, Roy Williams, Lemn Sissay, SuAndi, Dona Daley and Courttia Newland in a range of journals and books. From her Guest editing of the Special Issue ‘Black British Women’s Writing’ for Women: a Cultural Review, she is editing the first anthology on the subject, Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing: Contradictions and Heritages. Her monograph Critically Black: Black British Dramatists and Theatre in the New Millennium is also being completed for Manchester University Press. Other research interests include late-Victorian women writers, motherhood and colonial ideology (her PhD subject), together with work about women and espionage in World War II, and theatre, gender and prisons in the UK.