Tagged: Crystal Mahey-Morgan

Waterstones apologises after award-winning author Owusu asked for ID

Waterstones has apologised and said it is "deeply embarrassed" after award-winning author Derek Owusu was asked for ID in a London branch when he offered to... Read more

Publishing needs more radical solutions for writers of colour, Saha tells EIBF

Publishing needs to move away from the "benign language of diversity" in favour of more "radical" solutions to ensure there is real change for writers and... Read more

HCCB signs children's series from Slay in Your Lane authors Adegoke and Uviebinené

HarperCollins Children's Books has signed a new middle-grade fiction series from Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, the authors of Slay in Your Lane (HarperCollins). ... Read more

Idris Elba signs major children's book deal with HarperCollins

Actor and director Idris Elba has signed a global multi-book deal with HarperCollins Children's Books (HCCB) for a range of titles, set to launch in... Read more

Scholastic partners with Black Cultural Archives to celebrate Windrush generation

Scholastic UK has partnered with Black Cultural Archives for a book to celebrate the Windrush generation and the 40th anniversary of the heritage centre and... Read more

Walker Books acquires non-fiction from Rolle and Owusu

Walker Books has acquired a non-fiction title from Rudimental band member Leon “Locksmith” Rolle and author Derek Owusu.  Read more

Gail Rebuck calls for more female publishing heads

Baroness Gail Rebuck called for more female c.e.o.s in publishing during a FutureBook Live panel, taking issue with Orion m.d. Katie Espiner, who had referenced the same topic... Read more

Authors urge publishers to 'give space' to mental health

Authors have discussed the importance of perspectives on mental health when considering diversity and inclusion, with Rose Cartwright revealing she walked away from a traditional publishing... Read more

Akua Agyemfra to deliver third keynote at FutureBook Live 2019

Cultural strategist Akua Agyemfra is announced as the third keynote for FutureBook Live 2019, following Waterstones m.d. James Daunt and Bookstat founder Paul Abbassi.  ... Read more

Mostly Lit's Derek Owusu signs two-book deal with Stormzy imprint

Stormzy’s Penguin Random House imprint #Merky Books has signed a two-book deal with "Mostly Lit" podcaster Derek Owusu. Read more

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