Tagged: Alex Wheatle

Alex Wheatle | 'Write about a subject matter you feel passionate about'

Alex Wheatle answers our questions about his novel Cane Warriors (Andersen Press), which follows the true story of Tacky’s War in Jamaica and has been shortlisted for the YA Book... Read more

YA Book Prize 2021 shortlist revealed; Blackman honoured

The Bookseller’s YA Book Prize has revealed its shortlist for 2021, which includes books by former winner Patrice Lawrence and two début authors, while Malorie... Read more

Wheatle's life story to feature in upcoming McQueen series

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

Anderson Press signs Wheatle's first historical YA

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

Calls for trade to tackle 'shocking' lack of black British male children's writers

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

Contributors to anthology of black British writing reflect on their influences

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

Carroll and Wheatle sign up to Hay Festival Scribblers Tour

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 bags Wheatle tale

Barrington Stoke has signed a "sharply witty, suspenseful and heartfelt" YA novella by Alex Wheatle. Read more

Crossan and Pullman titles to contest the YA Book Prize 2018

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 to take up residencies in London libraries

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

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