Festival of Culture


In Dialogue with Sharmaine Lovegrove, Founder and Publisher of Dialogue Books

05 June 2019, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

In Dialogue with Sharmaine Lovegrove, Founder and Publisher of Dialogue Books

An evening with the award-winning publisher and founder of Dialogue Books, Sharmaine Lovegrove, discussing the importance of diversity and inclusion in the arts and publishing industry.

This event is free.

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82 Gower Street

Diversity and inclusion are central to Sharmaine Lovegrove’s imprint, Dialogue Books (Little, Brown Book Group). Since its launch in 2017, Dialogue Books has championed the work of marginalised writers, especially those from LGBTQI+, disability, BAME and working class communities. In doing so, Sharmaine has challenged the publishing world and produced award-winning, game-changing books. Works like Remembered by Yvonne Battle-Felton, a recent nominee of the Women’s Prize 2019, and The Old Slave and the Mastiff by Goincourt Prize winner Patrick Chamoiseau celebrate the stories of underrepresented characters.

In collaboration with UCL’s English Department and the Department of Information Studies, Sharmaine will be in conversation with Associate Professor Melanie Ramdarshan Bold to discuss her invaluable work as the founder and publisher of Dialogue Books, in addition to her Rewriting the Canon course (which is in partnership with gal-dem magazine). Books published by the imprint, as well as Melanie’s book Inclusive Young Adult Fiction: Authors of Colour in the United Kingdom (2019) will be available to purchase at the event.

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