The Longlist judges for The Diverse Book Awards 2021

'There is a wealth of great talent out there but many of them face real barriers to getting their work seen and published. The Diverse Book Awards will remove those barriers' 

-  Rob Green, editor of Pen & Inc


From top left:

Top row: Children's judges.

Caroline Fielding, librarian

Athina Gordon, World of Diversity and author

Karen Whittingham, Collection Development Assistant RNIB

Emily Ghassempour, Books for Change

Middle row: YA judges.

Luisa Maria Martinez Negret, Hashtag BLAK Commissioning Editor

Nita Patel, librarian 

Andy Stewart, YA Wigtown

Tenelle Ottle-Matthew, writer and blogger

Last row: Adult judges.

Anneliese Amoah, spoken word poet and Paralegal

Esther Adekayo, paediartric nurse 

Minnie Bhullar, Social media manager

Saswati Saha Mitra, Research Leader at WhatsApp

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