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Jessica Gaitán Johannesson is a Swedish/Colombian writer and climate justice activist based in Edinburgh.  Her debut novel How We Are Translated was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. Her essay collection The Nerves and Their Endings is forthcoming with Scribe in August 2022. She was Wasafiri Magazine’s Writer-in-Residence for 2021-22 and works as Digital Campaigns Manager for Lighthouse Books, Edinburgh’s radical bookshop. 

Jessica is a panellist (Diversity and Inclusion) at the Scottish Book Trade Conference 2022.