We published the wonderful graphic novel, The Lady Doctor by Ian Williams in January, swiftly followed by Be With: Letters to a Carer by Mike Barnes in February—a poignant insight into dementia. March sees the launch of New Daughters of Africa edited by Margaret Busby, and in April we introduce Lisa Blower’s award-winning short stories, It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s.
IN THE NEWS
The Bookseller featured the announcement of the ‘Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award’—an exciting collaboration between Myriad, SOAS and International Students House to offer a female student from Africa a course of study free from fees and accommodation costs. The award has been launched to coincide with the publication of New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent. Edited by Margaret Busby, this major new anthology showcases the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent from across the globe, including the incredibly talented Andrea Levy, who so sadly passed away last week.
• An extract of Be With by Mike Barnes featured in You Magazine
• Ian Williams’ latest graphic novel, The Lady Doctor, reviewed by Margaret McCartney for The Lancet.
• New Daughters of Africa edited by Margaret Busby and Sensible Footwear: A Girls Guide by Kate Charlesworth both featured in The Irish Times: ‘50 Books to Keep You Reading All Year Long’.
SPOTLIGHT SEARCH FOR SIX TALENTED NEW AUTHORS
We’ve teamed up with Creative Future and New Writing South to uncover, nurture and publish six writers who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance. We’ll publish the first six Spotlight Books in January 2020. Entry is free and the closing date is 24 February. Full details are on Creative Future’s website.
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