Dr. Lizzy Attree is the co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature. She has a PhD from SOAS, University of London. Blood on the Page, her collection of interviews with the first African writers to write about HIV and AIDS from Zimbabwe and South Africa, was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2010. She is a Director on the board of Short Story Day Africa and was the Director of the Caine Prize from 2014 to 2018.
In 2015, she taught African literature at Kings College, London and has since taught at Goldsmiths College and now teaches World Literature at Richmond. In 2018 she completed an Arts Council-funded project on African footballers at Chelsea and Arsenal and published the associated anthology of poems Thinking Outside the Penalty Box with the Poetry Society. She is also an honorary research associate in the Dept of Literary Studies in English, at Rhodes University, South Africa until 2020.