The judges panel for Echoes of the City

Miriam Johnson
MJ has a PhD in Poetry Writing from the University of Edinburgh, has worked for Scottish PEN and Scottish Book Trust and is currently finishing up a PhD in Publishing and Social Media at Oxford Brookes University.


Eleanor Pender
Eleanor was the Communications Executive at Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, and is now the Head of Communications for Superact, in Bristol.


Blythe Robertson
Blythe Robertson works extensively across the public and creative sectors. He has acted as social media co-ordinator and resident Edinburgh Expert on Echoes, having lived in the city for 35 years. He leads the Scottish Government’s work on health literacy and promotes Scotland’s food culture through Scran Salon and Lunchquest.


Tracey Emerson
Tracey Emerson is the Creative Director of The Bridge Awards. A writer herself, she has published her short stories in anthologies and literary magazines and is represented by the Ed Victor agency. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from The University of Edinburgh.


Asif Khan
Asif is the Director of the Scottish Poetry Library.


Roland Gulliver
Roland is the Associate Director for the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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