Sayde Scarlett is an author and poet.
Sayde was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates but relocated to the United Kingdom to read Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London.
After university, Sayde worked in the performing arts sector alongside being a political and antiwar activist. In 2014, Sayde produced the critically acclaimed comedy theatre show Improv Noir.
Sayde now works as a financial crime investigator. In 2017, Sayde published her debut collection of poetry, Love Crimes.
In her spare time, Sayde runs the Sanctions For Saudi pressure group which advocates for an end to gender apartheid and male guardianship in Saudi Arabia.
Sayde's debut novel, Clouds and Earth, will be published on the 26th March 2019.