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Sharmaine Lovegrove calls us 'brilliant and dynamic'

In an interview at The Bookseller, in which she talks about the Clarissa Luard Award for Independent Publishers, Sharmaine Lovegrove gives a shoutout to Peepal Tree and our friends at Jacaranda, calling us 'brilliant and dynamic'. (Read the article in full.)

Last week we were named as among those lucky and hard-working publishers to make the shortlist for the £10,000 award.

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Peepal Tree shortlisted for the Clarissa Luard Award!

We are thrilled to report that we have been shortlisted for the prestigious Clarissa Luard Award for Independent Publishers. We are in some excellent company, as the shortlist  includes other ace indies, Lantana Publishing, Little Toller Books and Penned In the Margins.

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For our friends in the paths of Irma and Maria

Of course, we feel deep sympathies for all the Caribbean peoples who have suffered loss of life and property in these last couple of weeks, but we think particularly of the writers we know and publish who have been part of this catastrophe of nature. We think of the fine young poet Richard Georges in Tortola, unable to get to the Forward Prize award ceremony where he is shortlisted, because the Tortola airport is out of action. We think of the playwright Alwin Bully in Dominica who has reportedly lost his roof.

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Cyril Dabydeen writes about Canada in Confluence, August 2017

The August 2017 edition of Confluence features an article commemorating Canada from Cyril Dabydeen.

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Image: Pixabay

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Olive Senior and Clem Seecharan awarded honorary DLitts by UWI

In an exciting announcement from UWI St Augustine, both Olive Senior and Professor Emeritus Clem Seecharan have been awarded honorary DLitts (Doctor of Letters). They join Edwidge Danticat in receiving the honours this year.

Image from Pixabay.

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Borrow our ebooks free from Brent Library

Live in Brent? You will be thrilled to know that following an exciting partnership between Brent Libraries and Digitalback Books earlier this June, an even wider range of deliciously diverse stories from Africa and beyond is now available to read for free.

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New York Times Magazine features Nick Makoha's poem!

Poet Terrance Hayes has selected Nick Makoha's poem, 'From the King' for his regular column at the New York Times Magazine. The poem comes from Nick's first full poetry collection, Kingdom of Gravity, which was launched this month in London at Africa Writes, and in Uganda earlier this week. Kingdom of Gravity is also shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Award for best first collection.

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Nick Makoha makes shortlist for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection

We are thrilled to announce that the Forward Prize judges have selected Nick Makoha’s Kingdom of Gravity (Peepal Tree Press) for the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection!

Makoha’s graceful and timely poems demonstrate the power of the best literature to speak of difficult things in a way that enlightens, not merely horrifies. The care in the making and shaping of the poems bears witness to the evident fact that, for Nick Makoha, poetry became ‘a sanctuary from which I can repair the ruins’.

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First ever literary fiction by a Greek-Bahamian writer: Helen Klonaris’ literary debut

Peepal Tree Press is delighted to announce the publication of a book of short stories uniquely shining a light on the Greek community of the Bahamas, making connections between Caribbean lives and the figures and narratives drawn from Greek and African mythologies. Its author, Helen Klonaris, was recently shortlisted for the region's prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize. If I Had the Wings is Helen Klonaris’s first fiction book, though she has published very widely in anthologies and magazines. 

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The new short story collection from Leone Ross!

Peepal Tree Press, publisher of the best in Caribbean and Back British writing, is thrilled to announce the publication of Leone Ross's hotly-anticipated short story collection, Come Let Us Sing Anyway – Ross’ first book in 15 years!

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