Antonia Byatt is an Arts Consultant specialising in Literature projects and organisations. Her current clients include English PEN and British Council. She was Director of Cheltenham Literature Festival 2016 and Director of Literature and South East for Arts Council England between 2007 and 2015. Previously she was Director of the Women’s Library and Head of Literature at Southbank Centre. She has had a long standing commitment to young people’s writing and is a board member of First Story.