Category Archives: Literature

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Spotlight on… Nikesh Shukla

Nikesh Shukla: Works hard, does good.

Nikesh Shukla: Writer, Activist, Game-changer If you follow publishing conversations on Twitter, then you probably already know Nikesh Shukla. He’s on the platform daily, calling out the paper-whiteness of UK publishing, and sharing his efforts to bring about change. It’s not clear whether he actually sleeps because in between tweets he writes columns for The […]

International Women’s Day: Spotlight on… NK Jemisin

Portrait of N.K. Jemison (Photo: Laura Hanifin 2015)

NK Jemisin is a science fiction writer, a qualified psychologist, and a complete badass. Despite winning the top Hugo Award for sci-fi and fantasy fiction three times, there are still some people who haven’t yet heard of her. Here’s why you need to read her books. She juggled a full-time job with novel writing for […]

A fertile concept: Fertility Fest 2019 highlights

The world’s first arts festival dedicated to fertility, infertility, reproductive science and modern families will arrive at the Barbican Centre from 23 April  this year. Now in its third year, this event running until 18 May is the only festival shining a light on the struggles and hardship of trying to conceive and doing it […]

The winners of the 2019 Visionary Honours Awards

Awards founder Adrian Grant with Mandla Mandela, Professor Green, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, the UK cast of Hamilton and Kevin Hines

A glittering night was enjoyed by all at the inaugural Visionary Honours 2019, held at BAFTA, London, on 8 February, presented by award-winning comedian and actor Lenny Henry. The celebrities appearing on the night included Malorie Blackman, author of the world-famous Noughts and Crosses novels, the multi-talented Strictly Come Dancing star, Death in Paradise and Red […]

NOMINATIONS: Book of the year

Natives – Akala

Natives – Akala The first book by the hip-hop artist and performer Akala explores intersectional narratives about race, poverty and geography in a part-memoir, part data-filled polemic about his life growing up as a mixed-race kid in London’s Brixton neighbourhood in the 1980s and 90s. What A Time To Be Alone – Chidera Eggerue We […]

Crowdfunding for diversity: The publisher promoting BAME children’s books

Inside the #readtheonepercent pop-up book shop in Brixton (Credit: knightsof Instagram)

An independent publisher has launched a landmark crowdfunding campaign to promote children’s books with black and ethnic minority characters. London-based Knights Of plans to set up a number of inclusive pop-up bookstores across the country part of the #ReadtheOnePercent initiative.     View this post on Instagram   We’re open for 8 more days COME […]