Writers of colour are denied a level playing field and often have to publicise books themselves because the industry does not understand how to reach non-white middle-class... Read more
Spread the Word has urged for greater investment in under-represented authors from the trade, as it reopens its London Writers Awards.
Abir Mukherjee has won the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize (£15,000) with his second novel, A Necessary Evil (Vintage).
Mick Herron, Abir Mukherjee and Emma Viskic are among the crime writers shortlisted for more than one prize at this year’s Dagger awards, run by the Crime Writers’ Association... Read more
Harvill Secker is launching a competition in partnership with Bloody Scotland to find a debut crime writer from a BAME (black, Asian, minority ethnic) background.... Read more
Mick Herron's lauded espionage thriller Spook Street (John Murray), already a CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger winner, has now also been shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime... Read more
More transparency around career paths would help a wider range of people access roles in the industry, panellists at the Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference... Read more
Two novels - Abir Mukherjee’s A Rising Man (Harvill Secker) and Mick Heron's Spook Street (John Murray) - have each been shortlisted for two separate Crime... Read more
The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour has announced its inaugural longlist, recognising authors including Malorie Blackman, Gary Younge and Abir Mukherjee.... Read more
WriteNow, a Penguin Random House campaign to find, mentor and publish new authors from communities under-represented on bookshelves, has opened for applications in Manchester and... Read more