As part of the LBU Centre for Culture and the Arts' Black History Month programme, on 27 October Dr Emily Zobel Marshall and Dr Rachel Rich will be in discussion with Jeremy Poynting, editor of Leeds-based publishers Peepal Tree Press.
This is a unique opportunity for students to learn more about career opportunities in publishing and for the literary community, both in the UK and the Caribbean, to hear Jeremy discuss his long and outstanding career. Jeremy will be joined by Jacob Ross, the award-winning British Caribbean author and Associate Fiction Editor at Peepal Tree Press.
Peepal Tree Press
Peepal Tree Press are the biggest publishers of Caribbean literature globally. Peepal Tree is a wholly independent company, founded in 1985, and is now publishing around 20 books a year. Their focus is on what George Lamming calls the Caribbean nation, wherever it is in the world, though they are also concerned with Black British writing of different heritages. They publish fiction, poetry and a range of academic and non-fiction titles. Their goal is to publish books that make a difference, books that will still be alive in the future.