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Sharon Millar UK tour dates!

Sharon Millar, England Book Tour, October 2016 
Produced by Renaissance One
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The Bone Readers by Jacob Ross out now!

Peepal Tree Press is proud to announce the publication of The Bone Readers, a gripping crime thriller set on the deceptively beautiful Caribbean island of Camaho, and the first title in Ross’s Camaho Quartet.

With its compelling sense of place and cast of characters with real emotional depth, The Bone Readers artfully delivers for the Caribbean what Ian Rankin does for Scotland, and is the first title in Ross’s Camaho Quartet.

Order a copy now at the special launch price of £7.99 

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Jeremy Poynting on recent prize successes for Caribbean poets

Jeremy Poynting, Managing Editor of Peepal Tree Press writes,

“I don’t think the winning of the Forward Poetry prize by Caribbean writers for the last three years is any accident.

This is a generation for whom the fact of nationhood is history, who have distinguished elders to build on and react against, who see their writing in both a local and global setting, who are exploring all the actual diversities of being Caribbean persons in terms of race, gender and sexual orientation.

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A tribute to Austin Clarke

Sir Henry Fraser has penned a tribute to Austin Clarke:

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Caribbean wins big in Foward Prizes for Poetry--again!

The Guardian has today picked up on an interesting fact: the last three overall winners of the Forward Prize for Poetry (Vahni Capildeo in 2016, Claudia Rankine in 2015 and Kei Miller in 2014) are from the Caribbean.

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Forward Poetry win for Tiphanie Yanique's Wife (Peepal Tree Press)


We are thrilled to announce that the Forward Prize judges have chosen Tiphanie Yanique's Wife (Peepal Tree Press) as the winner of the UK's top poetry prize for new poets!

Malika Booker, on behalf of the judges, said: “Tiphanie Yanique’s Wife is above all a generous and witty book, an agile exploration of the many relationships within marriage. She has written a delightful exploration of the tensions and complexity of matrimony, in language that’s deceptively simple.” 

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2016 SI Leeds Literary Prize shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2016 for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women:

Dark Chapter – Winnie Li
Deadly Sacrifice – Stella Akinade-Ahmadou
Marmite and Mango Chutney – Amita Murray
Our Staggering Minds – Harkiran Dhindsa
Recognising Strangers – Jamilah Ahmed
When Skies Are Grey – Fran Clark

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Women Writers of the Future: SI Leeds Literary Prize

Sunday 9 October, 6pm
Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
£8 + booking fee (concessions: 50% off)

Hear a discussion of diversity in publishing at this pre-award event for the SI Leeds Literary Prize.

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Inscribe Workshop: Imagery in Poetry with Kendel Hippolyte

Saturday 5 November 2016 from 11am-4pm
DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside Street, London, SE15 1TF
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Tiphanie Yanique in conversation with the Forward Foundation

Ahead of the awards ceremony for the Forward Prizes, Tiphanie Yanique spoke to the Forward Foundation about her work. She spoke about her first full-length collection for adults and the impetus behind creating new books:

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