Sacred teacher and writer John Siddique has dedicated his life to honouring the authentic in our human experience. He is the author of six books ranging through poetry, memoir and non-fiction, with two new books to be published in 2021. His meditations and teachings are listened to by millions of people around the world. His writings have appeared in the Guardian, Granta, Poetry Review and on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Siddique is the former British Council writer in residence at California State University. He is an honorary fellow at Leicester University, and currently serves on the editorial board of WritersMosaic for the Royal Literary Fund. The Times of India calls him ‘rebellious by nature, pure at heart’ and Scots Makar Jackie Kay speaks of Siddique’s writing as being ‘a brilliant balancing act’.
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