Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • Saltire Society Publisher of the Year 2016 Shortlist

    We are absolutely delighted to be included on the shortlist for 'Publisher of the Year 2016' at the Saltire Society Literary Awards, for the second year in a row! Five publishers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Saltire Publisher of the Year Award:

     

    The judging panel said the following about Black & White:

    "Black and White Publishing have taken a significant step change in their activities and in the process shown a willingness to take risks and innovate. Their strong and positive relationship with their authors also continues to impress."

    As part of the Inspiring Scotland programme, announced to celebrate the Saltire Society's 80th anniversary earlier this year, the winner of the Publisher of the Year Award will receive a fully funded place to the Yale Publishers Course in August 2017. The winners will be formally announced at a special ceremony in Edinburgh on 24 November.

    Black & White Publishing was also shortlisted for the 'Publisher of the Year 2015' award at last years awards, for which we were awarded a Commendation.

  • Summoning the Dead Blog Tour

    Summoning the Dead Blog Tour

    We're delighted to kick off the blog tour for Tony Black's latest novel, Summoning the Dead! Tony Black returns with another DI Bob Valentine case on the Ayrshire coast. When the body of a boy turns up in a barrel is identified as a missing child from the 1980s, it re-opens a cold case that was previously thought unsolvable. When further remains are unearthed, the facts point to a paedophile ring and a political conspiracy that leads all the way to the most hallowed corridors of power.

    Keep checking back every day for all of the latest blog posts, and don't forget to check out the book!

    FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER

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    MONDAY 24 OCTOBER

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    TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER

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    WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER

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    THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER

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    Summoning the Dead, Tony Black
  • Black & White acquires teenage refugee title: The Jungle by Pooja Puri

    Megan Duff

    Megan Duff has made her first acquisition as the YA commissioning editor of Black & White Publishing’s new YA imprint, which will be launched in 2017. The first novel to be published on the new list will be The Jungle: a hard-hitting and poignant debut novel focusing on life as a teenage refugee in Calais. Duff says, 'We're so thrilled to be bringing such an engaging and beautiful book to the YA market. Pooja has found a unique and accessible way to deal with what is often treated as very 'adult' matter, but it's an important topic for young people to be thinking, talking, and reading about. We've always been champions of debut authors at Black & White, so it's great to be able to launch the YA imprint in the same vein and to give a voice like Pooja's a platform. ’

    The Jungle is the debut novel from creative-writing student Pooja Puri, and will be one of the first books in the YA market to examine life for children as a refugee in the camps in Calais. The novel follows fifteen-year-old Mico as he finds himself alone and navigating one of the world’s most inhospitable environments – the Jungle.

    Pooja PuriDuff has acquired World Rights for Puri’s novel from Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton Agency. Gardner says of the deal, ‘I’m delighted to have found Pooja a home with Black and White’s new YA Imprint – The Jungle is an important, brave and beautiful narrative written by an exciting and diverse young author, and I am very proud to be representing Pooja and her words as they set sail on this journey.’

    Pooja Puri, who is studying for a Masters in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University, decided to write The Jungle after watching a special news report on life in the Calais migrant camp. Puri says, ‘I was particularly struck by the sheer number of young people living alone in such terrible conditions. Nobody should have to experience the hardships these children face. I truly hope The Jungle will, in some way, act as a small step in fostering understanding and compassion to those who need it most.’

    The Jungle will be published in March 2017.

    The Jungle, Pooja Puri

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