Jacaranda Books is an award-winning, Black-owned independent publisher and bookseller.
Founded by Valerie Brandes in 2012, we are dedicated to promoting and celebrating brilliant diverse literature. Since launching our first title in 2014, we have published over 70 titles by a raft of talented authors, including multiple award-winners Irenosen Okojie, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Bernice L. McFadden, and Shola von Reinhold.
In 2020, we were named Small Press of the Year at the British Book Awards. In that landmark year, we launched #TwentyIn2020: an unprecedented initiative to publish 20 titles by 20 Black British writers in a single year. That same year, we also co-launched the #InclusiveIndies campaign as a response to the impact of Covid-19 on publishers like ourselves — raising over £100,000 that we were able to share with 12 other independent small presses.
Our ethos is simple — we are committed to publishing ground-breaking writing with a dedication to creating space on the bookshelf for diverse ideas and writers.