Lemn Sissay is a British author and broadcaster.
Lemn is an author of a series of books of poetry alongside articles, records, broadcasts, public art, commissions, and plays. Sissay was the first poet commissioned to write for London Olympics.
As a radio broadcaster, Sissay makes documentaries for the BBC. He is a regular contributor on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, which in 2008 was nominated for two Sony Awards. He also contributes to the BBC’s Book Panel.
In June 2015, Sissay was elected as Chancellor of the University of Manchester for a seven-year term by university staff, registered alumni and members of the General Assembly.