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The Author School & Hashtag Press Co-Founder, Abiola Bello, Wins London Book Fair & SYP Trailblazers Awards

The co-founder of indie publishing house Hashtag Press scooped the top prize at last night’s Trailblazers Awards. The grand ceremony, held in The Groucho Club, London, celebrated the incredible talent of under-30s in the publishing business. Abiola Bello is a YA fiction author (Emily Knight series) and co-founder of Hashtag Press and The Author School. Abiola was one of 30 people shortlisted from thousands of nominations going on to be one of five winners at the Trailblazers Awards. As a small publisher, the GB Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist was in great company, with the other winners representing Harper Collins, Ebury and...

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Jacaranda Books and Words of Colour to publish 20 Black British writers in 2020

Jacaranda Books, in partnership with Words of Colour Productions, is extremely proud to announce a new initiative to publish 20 Black British writers in the year 2020. Works will include adult fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Having been, in recent years, a leader in the development and exposure of new voices from around the globe, with an excellent list of award-winning books and authors the result, Jacaranda have a proven track record of developing and publishing diverse writing. The diversity-led publisher now looks to focus the vision on the development and exposure of Black British talent. This news follows Jacaranda...

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Nine Emerging migrant Writers to be developed by TellYours 2018

A new generation of emerging migrant storytellers are being championed by an innovative national training programme to transform the way stories are told under the topical theme of ‘Otherness and Hospitality’. Nine talented candidates, selected from over 40 applicants, are to be developed by TellYours 2018, led by production agency FiloticoArts, one of the only professional storytelling training programmes in the UK. Working with world-leading storyteller Daniel Morden, award-winning theatre director Jennifer Tang and arts producers Renaissance One and Counterpoint Arts, the storytellers will be encouraged to combine the language of myth and migration at a politically-charged time. A driver for...

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