Books Signed by Alex Wheatle, MBE - The Brixton Bard
ABOUT ALEX WHEATLE, MBE, THE BRIXTON BARD
Multi-award winning author, Alex Wheatle, MBE, also known as the Brixton Bard, has been writing novels, plays and lyrics and performing to great acclaim for many years. He was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his services to Literature in 2008. Alex was born to Jamaican parents but grew up in care and later took a part in the Brixton Riots for which he was sentenced to a term of imprisonment. It was during this time that Alex found redemption through reading and writing which launched his creative career. Alex lives in London with his family and dedicates his time weekly to a local charity supporting young carers.