Adham Smart

Adham Smart  graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, with BA in Linguistics and Georgian as well as taking classes in Western Armenian, Persian, and Russian. He speaks a number of other languages including Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of others such as Turkish, Mandarin and Esperanto.

He was a winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award in 2006, 2008, and 2009, and has had his writing published in The Cadaverine Anthology (Cadaverine Magazine, 2009), Obakarama (Sidekick Books, 2009), Korsakoff’s Paper Chain (Sidekick Books, 2010) and The Salt Book of Younger Poets (Salt, 2011).

He regularly assistant directs at Blackheath Youth Theatre, a theatre company for aspiring actors aged 16-18, and has also taken on assistant directing roles with other drama groups of younger children at the Blackheath Conservatoire.