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Femi Kayode | 'I've gotten a bit frustrated by the Western-model of crime fiction'

Femi Kayode’s début novel, which is based on the real-life lynching of four undergraduates in Nigeria, is the first title in a forthcoming series from... Read more

Keep it real

Authenticity, honesty and listening to others are the keys to success for publishers as young generations place value on truth and transparency. Read more

Alex Hyde | 'If I was ever going to write something, I was going to start with this story'

Academic Alex Hyde‘s first novel is a lyrical tale about two women named Violet during the Second World War. Read more

The Bookseller's Publishing Calendar 2022

The Bookseller's Publishing Calendar 2022

Lessons from Clanchy

Lessons from Clanchy

The response to the criticism of Kate Clanchy’s memoir was a moral failure on the part of white publishing—and an artistic failure too... Read more

The rise of Black speculative fiction

The rise of Black speculative fiction

The blockbuster success of “Black Panther” in 2018 was probably the global breakthrough that showed the extent of the popularity of Black speculative fiction. Although... Read more

Dearth of a Black salesman

Dearth of a Black salesman

For one of my final school essays, I chose to analyse a whisper of a book. Upon confirming my choice, I found out that my... Read more

What the Black Writers’ Guild did next

What the Black Writers’ Guild did next

One of the things that Black people know to be true is that when we lift up our voices to celebrate our joy, share our... Read more

A colourful approach: designing Elton John’s Me

Pan Macmillan's art director James Annal talks us through the process of designing the cover for Elton John's memoir.   Read more

Changing course: reflections on the Jhalak Prize

Sunny Singh reflects on how far the Jhalak Prize and the publishing industry have come since the award was founded, and how far there is... Read more

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