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Peepal Tree titles longlisted in the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize

The 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature longlist of nine books features four Peepal Tree Press titles! 

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Lauren K. Alleyne wins 2016 Split This Rock poetry contest!

Lauren K. Alleyne has won the 2016 Split This Rock annual poetry contest!

Split This Rock's annual poetry contest serves to raise the visibility and prestige of poetry of provocation and witness.

Winning poems are published on Split This Rock's website and within The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database. The 1st place recipient receives $500 and the 2nd and 3rd place recipients receive $250 each.The 1st place recipient is invited to read the winning poem at Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2016.

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CaribLit Fiction Editing Workshop - A Retrospective

Writing for the T&T Guardian's Sunday Arts supplement, Shivanee Ramlochan reflects on the recently concluded, inaugural CaribLit fiction editing workshop, held in Georgetown, Guyana.

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Report from the Goldsmiths launch of Closure!

Our recent launch of Closure at Goldsmith's in London went down a storm!

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Difficult Fruit is 'Best Dressed'

Sundress Publications has selected Lauren K. Alleyne's poem '10 Most Sacred Spots on Earth' from Difficult Fruit for its 'Best Dressed' spotlight at The Wardrobe.

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New successes and acclaim for Closure!

Last week we had a great launch event for Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories in Portsmouth at Blackwell's with Lynne E.

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New Peepal Tree website launched!

Welcome to our new website! In addition to browsing our books (over 300 Caribbean and Black British titles!), you can see our latest titles, like the Closure anthology (listed as a best book of 2015 by the Guardian); find news of what’s happening at Peepal Tree and Inscribe; find out about our authors and lots more.

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Guyana and Caribbean prize wins for Edward Baugh, David Dabydeen and Barbara Jenkins!

The much-anticipated Guyana Prize for Literature and Caribbean Awards have been announced, and we are delighted to report not one but three wins for Peepal Tree authors.

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3 Peepal Tree books in the running for the Guyana Prize for Literature

Not one, but three Peepal Tree Press titles have made the shortlist for this year's Guyana Prize!

Peepal Tree has two titles in the Best Book of Fiction list, Johnson's Dictionary by David Dabydeen and The Last Ship by Jan Lowe Shinebourne, and one in the Best book of Poetry, God's Spider by Cyril Dabydeen.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in Georgetown, Guyana on November 29th .

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Marlon James bigs up Peepal Tree writers in Vogue

Hot on the heels of his Booker win, Vogue asked Marlon James What contemporary Caribbean authors should we be reading?

And we're delighted to see that 3 of the 6 he named, Sharon MillarIshion Hutchinson and Kei Miller are writers published by Peepal Tree Press! You can read the rest of the article on the Vogue website

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