Sean Parker on his latest book and stuttering: ‘I didn’t want to lose my job, so I changed my name’

Sean Bw Parker (MA) is a British writer, artist, musician and academic specialising in cultural theory and justice reform. He has published a number of books and albums, won several awards – including a Koestler Arts platinum for play The Wolfstadt-Wire – and gave a TED talk in 2013. He holds BA and Masters degrees in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts in Surrey, and lived and worked in Istanbul for ten years until 2014 as a musician and teacher. He has given talks at Istanbul University, Kadir-Has University, University of Bristol, Bristol BIMM, and Brighton Science Festival amongst other venues; and has been published in Time Out Istanbul, Louder Than War, The Epoch Times, TS Eliot Foundation, CIEO, New Thinking, STAMMA and Cosmopolitan. He has appeared at the Brighton Science Festival, on NTV Turkey, Rise TV, and BBC Radio Wales; in documentaries by Richard Vobes and Dogs On The Run films, on Sky Arts and on various podcasts. He has interviewed Ed Harcourt, Kristin Hersh, Julie Burchill, Danny Macnamara, Garry Bushell and Ian Broudie amongst many other musicians and writers, was a music columnist for Turkish magazine the Multicultural Guide, and ran the Seafish music and arts venue on the Sussex coast (in 2016). He has been Editor of False Allegations Watch – a division of the Empower the Innocent organisation, affiliated with the University of Bristol – since 2022, and was born in Exeter in 1975. His latest book can be found here:

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