London Library backs Jacaranda project celebrating black British writers

The London Library has joined forces with indie publisher Jacaranda for its #Twentyin2020 project, celebrating black British writers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-22 11:44:25 UTC ]
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Foyles joins forces with Jacaranda to celebrate black British writers

Foyles bookshop has joined forces with indie publisher Jacaranda for its Twenty in 2020 initiative, celebrating black British writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jacaranda reveals plans to publish 20 black British writers in 2020

Indie publisher says its #Twentyin2020 initiative will cover fiction, non-fiction and poetry and help ‘normalise’ diverse readersA group of unnamed individuals has donated £25,000 towards an independent publisher’s initiative to publish 20 black British writers in 2020, in the hope it will... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Jacaranda pledges to publish 20 black British writers in 2020

Jacaranda Books, in partnership with Words of Colour Productions, has launched an initiative to publish 20 Black British writers in the year 2020 across adult fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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London Writers Awards celebrates 30 'underrepresented' writers

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London Library takes on 38 authors for Emerging Writers Programme

The London Library has welcomed 38 authors onto its inaugural Emerging Writers Programme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The London Library launches Emerging Writers Programme

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Dame Carol Black appointed British Library chair

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Pushkin celebrates 20 years at London Library

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Kohler and Stanley win 2017 Eccles British Library Writer’s Award

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British Library staging exhibition of comics in 'overdue' celebration of genre

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Shakespeare 'digital library wallpaper' from British Library and Vodafone

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This year’s Desmond Elliott shortlist features all black writers.

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