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, Awesome Books
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