International Literature Showcase: writers of colour

Good writing knows no borders: Jackie Kay discussed her selection of ten compelling writers of colour based in the UK today

The International Literature Showcase is a partnership between the National Centre for Writing and British Council. It aims to showcase amazing writers based in the UK to programmers, publishers and teachers of literature in English around the world. To do so, we have invited six leading writers to each curate a showcase of themed writing coming out of the UK today.

Watch Jackie Kay discussing her selection.

Following the high-profile launch of Elif’s Shafak’s showcase of women writers at London Book Fair 2019 and Val McDermid’s choice of ten lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) writers, Jackie Kay's selection of authors from BAME backgrounds has now been revealed:

  • Jay Bernard
  • Mary Jean Chan 
  • Eric Ngalle Charles 
  • Imtiaz Dharker 
  • Michael Donkor 
  • Diana Evans
  • Nadine Aisha Jassat 
  • Zaffar Kunial 
  • Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi 
  • Olumide Popoola 


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