Hannah Trevarthen is Director of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, committed to the vision of building futures with words. Previously Hannah was Events and Partnerships Manager at English PEN, one of the world’s oldest human rights organisations. Hannah led Common Currency, English PEN’s centenary celebration, a multi-partner project funded by Arts Council England; highlights include commissioning a new digital piece from Ai Weiwei which was projected on the Southbank Centre. In addition, Hannah regularly chairs book events and has interviewed writers for Edinburgh International Book Festival, National Centre for Writing, Wigtown Book Festival, Southbank Centre, and Waterstones. She is an associate trustee of Sheffield Museums.