Chris Meade is Director of if:book London. He was previously CEO of Booktrust, the national charity responsible for the Bookstart scheme and a range of literary prizes and projects. From 1993-2000 he was Director of the Poetry Society where he set up the Poetry Cafe and Poetry Places, a national programme of residencies and commissions described by Andrew Motion as 'a modern miracle'.
The Independent on Sunday called his digital novella www.insearchoflosttim.net "a jeu d'esprit and, just possibly, the future of fiction." Chris has an MA in Creative Writing & New Media and recently appeared in a debate on the future of the book on Radio 3's Night Waves.
Chris contributed (via Skype) to the panel discussion Libraries and Digital Heritage with Rory McLeod and Peter Brantley.