Hannah Lowe

Photo by Hayley Madden

Born to an English mother and a Jamaican-Chinese father, Hannah Lowe is the author of Chick (2013), which won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Forward, Aldeburgh, and Seamus Heaney Best First Collection prizes. Her second collection, Chan (2016), is based on her research in migration and mixed-race studies, drawing on the life of Joe Harriott, the Jamaican alto saxophonist who made his name in 1950s London, and Jamaican migrants who traveled from Kingston to Liverpool in 1947 on the SS Ormonde. She has also published a family memoir, Long Time, No See (2015).

  • A photograph of a worn rack of coat hooks mounted on a white board, which is itself mounted on a lime-green wall
    November 10, 2020 | Hannah Lowe
    Photo by Dave Phillips / Unsplash We heard the trucks pull up, the barking voices, a woman in the street –Irina? – putting up a fight. Each night, the bell’s insistent buzz, the foot-stomps...
  • A photo of author Hannah Lowe
    Hannah Lowe
    photo:  hayley madden The Aunt vanished one autumn. Left the house,the children, the Uncle with his twitching beard.If I wanted her, I searched in photographs:the Aunt, sublime in a Pucci wedding dre...

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