Tagged: Derek Owusu

Owusu wins Desmond Elliott Prize for That Reminds Me

Derek Owusu has won the Desmond Elliott Prize for his “transcendent” novel-in-verse That Reminds Me (#Merky Books). Read more

Daré, Nzelu and Owusu shortlisted for 2020's Desmond Elliott Prize

Debuts by authors Abi Daré, Okechukwu Nzelu and Derek Owusu have been shortlisted for the £10,000 2020 Desmond Elliott Prize. ... Read more

First #Merky Books novel makes Desmond Elliott Prize longlist

The first novel to be published by Stormzy’s new imprint #Merky Books, That Reminds Me by poet and podcaster Derek Owusu, has been longlisted for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize... Read more

Idris Elba snares Derek Owusu's book for film and TV

Idris Elba's production company Green Door Pictures has secured film and TV rights to #Merky Books' forthcoming title Teaching My Brother To Read by Derek Owusu.... 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

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

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

Mostly Lit host edits 'agenda-setting' anthology

Trapeze is publishing an anthology of writing by and for black British men, about their voices, experiences and representation, edited by Mostly Lit podcast host Derek Owusu.... Read more

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