Margaret Busby

Writer, critic editor, and broadcaster Margaret Busby OBE co-founded Allison & Busby Publishers in 1967. As Editorial Director at Allison & Busby, Margaret Busby championed the writing of C.L.R. James, Buchi Emecheta, Ishmael Reed and Val Wilmer among many others before becoming Editorial Director at Earthscan Publications. Her publications include No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990, 2018, co-edited with Beverley Mason FRSA, Carnival: A Photographic and Testimonial History of the Notting Hill Carnival, 2014, co-authored with Ishamel Balgrove and And Still I Rise: Seeking Justice for Stephen, 2006, Doreen Lawrence with Margaret Busby. Busby has judged numerous literary awards including Africa 39, 2014, and the Commonwealth Book Prize, 2012 and is an Advisory Board Member of English PEN and Wasafiri:International Contemporary Writing magazine. In 2017, Margaret Busby became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.


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