Episode five of "Small Axe", an upcoming film series written and directed by "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen, will showcase the life story of author Alex... Read more
Andersen Press is publishing Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle, a "visceral" historical novel about the real-life slave uprising against British plantation owners in Jamaica in 1760 known as... Read more
More needs to be done to address the “shocking” lack of black British men writing and illustrating books for children, leading trade figures have said.... Read more
A new collection of writing by black British men features a number of distinctive voices, from all walks of life, overlooked by the book trade—until... Read more
Children’s and YA authors including Emma Carroll and Alex Wheatle will speak to school pupils in Wales next February as part of Hay Festival’s Scribblers... Read more
Barrington Stoke has signed a "sharply witty, suspenseful and heartfelt" YA novella by Alex Wheatle.
Philip Pullman is in the running for the YA Book Prize 2018 alongside previous winners Sarah Crossan and Patrice Lawrence, and début author M A... Read more
Leading writers Irenosen Okojie, Courttia Newland, Bidisha, and Alex Wheatle MBE are to take up residencies in London libraries as part of a new literary... Read more
Three début authors are up against children’s book heavyweights Malorie Blackman and Francesca Simon on the 10-strong YA Book Prize 2017 shortlist.
Alex Wheatle has won the 50th Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for his “hard-hitting” novel Crongton Knights (Atom).