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Prospect: The northern literary rebellion

Prospect has published an article on 'The northern literary rebellion', featuring quotes from indie presses and members of the Northern Fiction Alliance:

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#WATCH: Caribbean and Black British writing and the publishing industry

Dr Emily Zobel Marshall and Dr Rachel Rich join Managing Editor Jeremy Poynting and Associate Fiction Editor Jacob Ross to talk about career opportunities in publishing and the wider literary ecology, both in the UK and the Caribbean.

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Kwame Dawes wins PEN Award

Peepal Tree's Associate Poetry Editor Kwame Dawes has been named the prestigious winner of the 2021 PEN/Nora Magid Award for Magazine Editing. He is Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner. PEN America's award honors a magazine editor whose high literary standards and taste have, throughout their career, contributed significantly to the excellence of the publication they edit.

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Dragonfly.eco spotlights Diana McCaulay's Daylight Come with interview

Mary Woodbury interviews Diana McCaulay for Dragonfly.eco:

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John Robert Lee: The Passion and Resurrection Canticles

John Robert Lee has published a series of Easter-themed canticles over at Acalabash. Check them out online.

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Corinne Fowler interviewed by Amit Roy for Eastern Eye

In his article 'Rural racism in Britain’s "Green Unpleasant Land"', Amit Roy interviews Corinne Fowler for the Eastern Eye.

“I could have called it Green Un­pleasant Land with a question mark,” acknowledged Fowler. “But I just wanted to signal that the book was disrupting our more traditional views of the countryside.

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2021 OCM Bocas Prize: Andre Bagoo wins Non-fiction category, shortlisted for overall prize

The judges for the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature have announced the winners in the three genre categories: poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

The genre category winners, by authors from three different Caribbean territories, will now enter the final round of judging, vying for the overall award of US$10,000.

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Marvin Thompson wins National Poetry Competition

'The Fruit of the Spirit is Love (Galatians 5:22)' by Marvin Thompson was judged the best from more than 18,000 poems entered into the National Poetry Competition by more than 7,000 writers from 95 countries.

Read more about this at the Guardian.

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PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony to honour Kwame Dawes

The 2021 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony honors and celebrates remarkable literature and its writers. Dubbed by past host Seth Meyers as “the Oscars for books,” the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony will confer over $380,000 to writers and translators at all stages of their careers.

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Republic of Consciousness Class of 2021: The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey (Peepal Tree Press)

Over at the Republic of Consciousness blog, Monique Roffey writes about her experience of bringing The Mermaid of Black Conch to life. The book was originally published in April 2020 and has gone on to multiple prize lists and thousands of readers bookshelves. 

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