Peepal Tree Press is home of the best in Caribbean and Black British fiction, poetry, literary criticism, memoirs and historical studies. Founded in 1985 by Jeremy Poynting, Leeds-based Peepal Tree can now celebrate over 30 years of publishing and writer development.
Peepal Tree Press
The publishers have grown to become the world’s largest publisher of Caribbean and Black British writing. Peepal Tree publish around 20 books a year, and have over 360 Caribbean and Black British books published to date. They publish established names such as Earl Lovelace, Kwame Dawes and Beryl Gilroy alongside lots of exciting new voices. In 2009 they launched the acclaimed Caribbean Modern Classics Series, which restores to print essential classic books from the 1950s and 60s.
Peepal Tree Press is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, and is also home to Inscribe, a project which offers professional development opportunities for Black and Asian writers in the UK.
Peepal Tree is highly committed to the development of writers, whether formally as part of the Inscribe programme, or as part of their ongoing relationship with the authors we publish.
Watch Hannah Bannister explain Peepal Tree Press’s relationship with the Prize, and the role it plays in the UK’s literary scene.