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Peepal Tree authors at Miami Book Fair 2016

Peepal Tree Press writers will be on the frontlines of the Miami Book Fair this year. Organisers have created a whole strand for Caribbean literature. so make sure you say hi and check out the numerous events happening in the city! Here's the list of events featuring our authors.

Saturday 19 November

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Wheel N Come Again: Pelo Malo screening with spoken word

The Brunswick, 1-3 Holland Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1JF, tel. 01273 733984

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Losing the Plot: Giving your characters space to respond to the narrative

by Nikheel Gorolay

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Sharon Millar UK tour dates!

Sharon Millar, England Book Tour, October 2016 
Produced by Renaissance One
Email for bookings or enquiries

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The Bone Readers by Jacob Ross out now!

Peepal Tree Press is proud to announce the publication of The Bone Readers, a gripping crime thriller set on the deceptively beautiful Caribbean island of Camaho, and the first title in Ross’s Camaho Quartet.

With its compelling sense of place and cast of characters with real emotional depth, The Bone Readers artfully delivers for the Caribbean what Ian Rankin does for Scotland, and is the first title in Ross’s Camaho Quartet.

Order a copy now at the special launch price of £7.99 

About the book

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Jeremy Poynting on recent prize successes for Caribbean poets

Jeremy Poynting, Managing Editor of Peepal Tree Press writes,

“I don’t think the winning of the Forward Poetry prize by Caribbean writers for the last three years is any accident.

This is a generation for whom the fact of nationhood is history, who have distinguished elders to build on and react against, who see their writing in both a local and global setting, who are exploring all the actual diversities of being Caribbean persons in terms of race, gender and sexual orientation.

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A tribute to Austin Clarke

Sir Henry Fraser has penned a tribute to Austin Clarke:

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Caribbean wins big in Foward Prizes for Poetry--again!

The Guardian has today picked up on an interesting fact: the last three overall winners of the Forward Prize for Poetry (Vahni Capildeo in 2016, Claudia Rankine in 2015 and Kei Miller in 2014) are from the Caribbean.

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Forward Poetry win for Tiphanie Yanique's Wife (Peepal Tree Press)

 

We are thrilled to announce that the Forward Prize judges have chosen Tiphanie Yanique's Wife (Peepal Tree Press) as the winner of the UK's top poetry prize for new poets!

Malika Booker, on behalf of the judges, said: “Tiphanie Yanique’s Wife is above all a generous and witty book, an agile exploration of the many relationships within marriage. She has written a delightful exploration of the tensions and complexity of matrimony, in language that’s deceptively simple.” 

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2016 SI Leeds Literary Prize shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2016 for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women:

Dark Chapter – Winnie Li
Deadly Sacrifice – Stella Akinade-Ahmadou
Marmite and Mango Chutney – Amita Murray
Our Staggering Minds – Harkiran Dhindsa
Recognising Strangers – Jamilah Ahmed
When Skies Are Grey – Fran Clark

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