Willow Announces Pushcart Nominees

Willow Books is pleased to announce nominations for the Pushcart Prize 2020: This is Where by Louise K. Waakaa'igan. Waakaa’igan is enrolled at Odaawaa Zaaga ’iganiing (Lac Courte Orielles Reservation) in northern Wisconsin. Louise is the recipient of the 2017 PEN Poetry Prize and also the first-place winner of Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop’s Broadside Competition … Continue reading Willow Announces Pushcart Nominees

Still A Man for Our Times

…Cherry's stories are brutally realistic refusals to mourn what is most deplorable in life in the United States from African American male perspectives… Still a Man is a powerful book that speaks convincingly of intersectionality, of the inter- and intra-ethnic confluences wherein readers dwell..."Dr. Jerry A. Ward, Jr. In 2011, Willow Books had the distinct … Continue reading Still A Man for Our Times

Black British authors top UK book charts in wake of BLM protests

In solidarity with our black authors in the UK!

UK Black Writers Forum

Bernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge take No 1 slots in wake of anti-racist demonstrations, as Waterstones staff ask chain to support cause

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Bernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge have become the first black British women to top the UK’s fiction and nonfiction paperback charts, in a week where black authors lined up to slam British publishing as a “hostile environment”, and as bookshop chain Waterstones is being urged by staff to donate to the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of soaring sales of black authors.

Evaristo’s Booker-winning novel Girl, Woman, Other topped the paperback fiction chart this week, making her the first woman of colour to take that spot. And Eddo-Lodge topped the paperback nonfiction chart with her 2017 book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, making her the first black British author to hold the spot. Barack and Michelle Obama have both topped…

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