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The Guardian view on Trinidad writers: women take the lead

In its editorial 'The Guardian view on Trinidad writers: women take the lead', The Guardian writes about the increasing number of success stories from Trinidad's women writers. This amounts to a 'show of strength for a small island', they write.

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Monique Roffey: Why we female Trinidadian writers are having our moment

Monique Roffey has written in The Guardian about the 'lit-boom' for Trinidadian women writers.

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SI Leeds Literary Prize is open for entries!

Entries for the 10th anniversary edition of the SI Leeds Literary Prize will be accepted from 18 April – 2 May. We are proud to once again support the prize for Black and Asian women writers based in the UK.

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Peepal Tree authors make the Big Jubilee Read list

The Peepal Tree titles (the first two from our Caribbean Modern Classics series) include The Hills Were Joyful by Roger Mais, My Bones and My Flute by Edgar Mittelholzer and The Bone Readers by Jacob Ross.

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Frequent Magic: A celebration of Peepal Tree Press

Frequent Magic
in association with Speaking Volumes and Opera North
Date: Wednesday 16 March
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Howard Assembly Room, Opera North
Price: £10
Book online

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Zion Roses makes 2022 OCM Bocas Prize longlist

We are proud to announce that Monica Minott's Zion Roses has been longlisted for the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

Recognised as the most prestigious award dedicated to Caribbean writing, the OCM Bocas Prize is now in its twelfth year. The Prize recognises books in three genre categories — poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction — published by authors of Caribbean birth or citizenship in the preceding year. Of the nine books longlisted for the 2022 Prize, seven are by women, and five are by authors of debut books.

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Peepal Tree named as a regional finalist in the Nibbies

The Bookseller has announced that we have been selected as a Regional Finalist for the Small Press of the Year in North England in this year's Nibbies.

The British Book Awards, aka the Nibbies, represent the absolute best of the book trade, showcasing the books, bookshops, agents and publishers who make this industry shine.

This year’s celebrations will return to Central London on 23rd May 2022 alongside an online ceremony for those who cannot attend in person.

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New Beacon Books saved by community!

In less than 24 hours, New Beacon Books smashed a crowdfunding target that aimed to save the bookshop and publisher from closing down. The bookshop, which has faced a downturn in sales over the pandemic and an increase in its overheads, made a plea to the public for help and raised a total of £84,437 over eight days.

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Marina Salandy-Brown passes on the baton at Bocas Lit Fest

Our friends at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest have announced some big news: Jean-Claude Cournand is stepping up as CEO as Marina Salandy-Brown passes the baton.

Now in it's second decade, NGC Bocas Lit Fest formed in December 2010 and hosted its first literary festival in April of the following year. We wish our friends at Bocas - including festival and programme director Nicholas Laughlin - all the best for their continued success, and look forward to working with them in future.

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