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Cecilia Knapp is a poet and playwright. She has read work all over the UK and internationally including residencies in Paris and Johannesburg. Commissions include the <i>TATE</i>, <i>Guardian</i>, <i>Huffington Post</i>, <i>Dazed</i>, <i>The Stage</i> and the BBC. She featured in <i>Vogue</i> as one of the UK's young writers to watch. She was shortlisted for the 2020 Outspoken poetry prize, and made Young People’s Laureate for London in 2020. Her poems have been widely anthologised. Her first theatre show, <i>Finding Home</i>, an exploration of the loss of her older brother to suicide, toured UK theatres extensively. Her latest play, <i>Losing the Night</i>, recently premiered at the Roundhouse, enjoying a sold-out run before a UK tour. She was poet in residence at Great Ormond Street Hospital for two years and currently tutors the Roundhouse poetry collective. She is an ambassador for mental health charity CALM. <i>Little Boxes</i> is her first novel.