Steve Tasane


As well as being the author of Child I, Steve is a performance poet who has featured at Glastonbury Festival, the 100 Club, Latitude and was writer-in-residence for the Dickens Bicentennial Celebrations, and for Battersea Dogs Home. Here’s a video he made for the BBC Battersea Dogs Home series.

His previous novels Blood Donors and Nobody Saw No One (Walker) were respectively included in the Diverse Voices List of the best 50 children’s books in the last 50 years to celebrate cultural diversity, and included in The Guardian’s choice of Children’s Books Of The Year.

In 2015 he also wrote the Arts Council supported book THE RISE OF MAIDSTONE UNITED, stationed as resident writer at the club’s Gallagher Stadium.

He is presently poet-in-residence at London’s Chocolate Poetry Club.

Other videos from Steve you might like are Save The Libraries and Greedyguts.



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  3. Dave says:

    Hi Steve

    Dave Morris here from the old Haringey Community Action. Glad you’re still around and making some waves! You live local?

    Best wishes and solidarity

    Dave (ex-McLibel, heavily involved since 2001 in parks issues, including chair of Friends of Lordship Rec, Haringey Friends of Parks Forum, London Friends of Green Spacves Network and the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces)

    • stevetasane says:

      Hi Dave, grand to hear from you. Frustratingly, I was in Tottenham for a year and a half (West Green Road) up until October. Now I’m in not-so-sunny Kidbrooke, south London. Still in very regular contact with Gray, and occasional twitter exchange with Helen. As you can see, focussing my radical energy on writing for children. Same heart, different tools. Be great to catch up sometime…I still revisit Tottenham every week or so. You can email me at x

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