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Jade Cuttle, award-winning writer

After three years working as Arts Commissioning Editor at The Times, Jade Cuttle is writing a memoir called 'Silthood' that traces the ancient kinlines between soil and self, featuring her passion for mudlarking, metal detecting and medieval re-enacting, even sleeping in her garden shed. The manuscript was awarded 1st place in the Morley Prize as featured in the Bookseller, and described as “stunning, original, genre-bending non-fiction" by Marianne Tatepo, Non-Fiction Publishing Director at Penguin Random House, and Rachel Mills Literary Agency. 

A new wave of poetry, collaborating with nature. Her creativity is going to shift the poetry scene — BBC Radio London 

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Extended bio

Jade's poetry has been broadcast and commissioned by BBC Radio 3 ('The Miracle of Mould') and BBC Proms ('The Art of Splinters'). She has been commissioned to write for other BBC podcasts such as celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary through song and spoken word specials for BBC's Contains Strong Language festival. Algal Bloom was released through Warren Records, with funding and support from the PRS foundation, Make Noise Hull and BBC Introducing. Here is a link to all her BBC commissions.


After graduating from Cambridge (Homerton College) with first-class honours in French and Russian, Jade worked abroad as a travel writer for Culture Trip. She returned to complete a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, graduating with distinction and a focus in ecopoetics. 


Jade then became a poetry editor at Ambit while working at The Poetry Society, and has judged numerous competitions including the Costa Book Awards and the Ginkgo Prize with co-judge Simon Armitage, the biggest ecopoetry competition in the world. Jade continues to lead workshops, tutor students at The Poetry School, perform widely at literature and music festivals, and complete various commissions and writer-in-residencies.

A Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critic and now mentor, Jade's criticism has been published in the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, the Observer and The Telegraph as well as her more recent role at The Times.

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"Silthood by Jade Cuttle is stunning, original, genre-bending non-fiction" — Penguin Random House Non-Fiction Publishing Director & Rachel Mills Literary Agency

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