Awards Fiction Nonfiction United Kingdom

Writers of African descent on British Book Awards 2021 shortlists

There are several writers of African descent on the shortlists for the British Book Awards 2021 announced on March 19, 2021. The British Book Awards or Nibbies were founded by Fred Newman, the founder, editor, and publisher of Publishing News who ran them from 1990–2009. They were then acquired by Agile Marketing who renamed it […]

Festivals Kenya

Inaugural Heroe Book Fair kicks off today March 22

The Heroe Book Fair will be happening concurrently in Mombasa, Kenya, and online from March 22-26, 2021. The festival theme is belonging. Heroe Book Fair, founded by Kenyan writer Lorna Likiza, intends to bring together Anglophone, Francophone, and German-speaking writers, poets, publishers, and literary enthusiasts from Africa and the Black Diaspora in a celebration of […]

Awards Jamaica Poetry

Olive Senior named Jamaica’s Poet Laureate for 2021-2024

Olive Senior was named Jamaica’s Poet Laureate for 2021-2024 on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. In the past, the poet laureate was an eminent poet appointed as a member of the British royal household. In modern times, they are officially appointed by a government or conferring institution, typically to compose poems for special events and occasions. […]