Keeping you up to date with all things OWN IT!
OWN IT! AGENCY NEWS
A RIVER CALLED TIME by Courttia Newland
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD
KEEPING THE HOUSE by Tice Cin
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOT PRIZE
Sian Anderson DJ’s the Main Stage at Wireless Festival 2022
We are so proud of the talented Sian Anderson, who DJ’d the Main Stage Wireless this month.
Poet, Lemn Sissay, with the help of London’s Foundling Museum, has gathered 59 athletes/artists/CEOs & others who, like him, spent part of their childhoods in care.
Including author of That Reminds Me, Derek Owusu.
Ewan McGregor speaks to GQ magazine about his iconic character from Trainspotting
Ewan McGregor speaks on one of the most iconic characters from one of the most iconic films in British Cinema, Trainspotting, and how his character was partially inspired by Ray Shell’s character, Cornelius Washington, from his cult classic book, Iced.
OWN IT! ANNOUNCEMENTS
We are excited to announce two new team members joining the OWN IT! Family
Ella is OWN IT!’s new Literary Assistant, she is a recent first-class History graduate of Queen Mary University of London and is passionate about bringing underrepresented stories to the forefront.
Fahad Al Amoudi
Fahad is a writer and editor based in London. He is the winner of the White Review Poets Prize 2022 and has been shortlisted for the Brunel International African Poets Prize.
Reggie Nelson’s Opening Doors work experience programme leads to full-time job for its first candidate, Isabella Boyne, at our first partners of this brilliant initiative, Bonnier Books UK.
Reggie Nelson commented: “Opening Doors for me is more than just a book, it’s something I continuously want to do going forward, provide more opportunities and open more doors for other people. The aim was to create a work experience scheme, to know that Isabella impressed so much that she was offered a full-time role goes to show that there’s talent everywhere, we’ve just got to be intentional and find it.”
The first candidate on the pioneering Opening Doors initiative – is now joining Bonnier Books UK full-time as an editorial assistant supporting their crime and thriller list!!
We are so proud of Reggie Nelson and his brilliant Opening Doors Initiative, of which Bonnier Books UK were the first partners of.
This fully paid 4-week work experience programme is aimed at helping candidates from an underrepresented background take their first steps on the path to a career in publishing (and soon other industries).
Follow @openingdoors_uk on Instagram to stay in the loop for all future updates on the initiative.
OWN IT! PUBLISHING NEWS
MC and writer Shauna O’Briain aka MC Angel discusses the realness of her narratives on The Sassy Show Podcast.
As a performer and rapper, Shauna has made a name for herself on the UK music scene and with her debut memoir Moments of Significance.
This OWN IT! curated playlist is inspired by Sean Godfrey’s debut novel #SashaKnight.
Taking you on a journey through Matthew’s life, as he searches for his best friend and for a way to cope with the fact that she is still missing after 24 years.
Listen…look…and look again closer… #WhereIsSashaKnight?