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Jacaranda receives £25k in donations for #Twentyin2020 initiative

In the UK, independent press Jacaranda Books has received anonymous donations totalling £25,000 (A$45,240), reports the Bookseller.

The donations came after the press revealed its list of 20 Black British writers, chosen as part of its #Twentyin2020 initiative, which will publish the ‘provocative, inspirational’ writing of 20 Black British writers in the year 2020.

The 20 writers chosen for the scheme—which is a partnership between Jacaranda and UK-based communications agency Words of Colour—comprises five poets, five nonfiction writers and 10 fiction writers.

The publisher said the money will help it honour its ‘commitment to publishing groundbreaking and diverse books’.

‘We are unable to reveal any more details regarding the donations, other than to say that they were completely unexpected, and have demonstrated both the benefits of external funding for our diverse publishing program, and the sincere interest and passion in supporting this work,’ said a spokesperson for Jacaranda.

 

Category: International news