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Maya Chowdhry in DIVA Magazine

Maya Chowdhry was recently interviewed by DIVA, the UK's largest publication for lesbian, bisexual and queer women. Here's a little teaser:

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Listen to Sai Murray reading live at the Head in a Book festival, Hull

Sai Murray recently performed at the Head in a Book festival in Hull, alongside fellow Peepal Tree writers Khadijah Ibrahiim and Desiree Reynolds.

Recorded by Robert Eunson at Wrecking Ball Press.

Listen to Sai Murray reading 'Genesis':

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Jeremy Poynting honoured with the Bocas Henry Swanzy Award for Distinguished Service to Caribbean Letters

We are delighted to report that Peepal Tree's Founder and Managing Editor, Jeremy Poynting, is to be given the prestigious Bocas Henry Swanzy Award in recognition of his work!

The prize is awarded at 2016 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s festival of words, stories, and ideas. and is named for the late BBC radio producer (1915–2004) who created a landmark platform for Caribbean writing in the 1940s and 50s through the Caribbean Voices programme, which broadcast fiction and poems by West Indian writers across the region.

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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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