Elizabeth Amisu started writing her first novel, ‘Sacerdos’, aged 14 during her GCSE Latin
lessons (she was supposed to be translating Virgil). Since then she has become an acclaimed
academic, podcaster and scriptwriter. She is best known for her landmark textbook, ‘The
Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife‘ and her
widely subscribed podcast, ‘Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation’. Her
creative work includes the dystopian adventure series, ‘The Sacerdos Mysteries’ and the youngadult
fantasy, ‘Ripe Earth’.
Elizabeth is an active artist and teacher. She holds an MA in Early Modern English Literature from King’s College London and completed her teacher training at the University College London’s Institute of Education. She has seven years’ experience teaching Creative Writing, English and Film, and received a First-Class BA (Hons) from Bucks New University, where she was also the recipient of the award for Highest Overall Mark in the Faculty of Creativity and Culture (2008). She is co-founder of ‘The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies’, where she was also editor (2014-2017). Amisu is also a keen writer of fanfics at FanFiction.net.