Awards & Press

Jacaranda Books won the Inclusivity in Publishing Award at The International Excellence Awards 2019.
"the judges were impressed with Jacaranda and felt that they were an inspiration to some of the other diversity-led imprints that have followed them. The company is run by senior BAME women who themselves are excellent role models"
The International Excellence Awards Judges .
Our acclaimed list of books and authors include the award winning:

The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden which won the NAACP Award for fiction as well as The American Book Award For Fiction and is a soon-to-be motion picture

 Butterfly Fish by Irenosen Okojie – winner of the Betty Trask Award with Irenosen named one of the novelists ‘to watch’ by Evening Standard

 Speak Gigantular also by Irenosen Okojie was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize amongst other prizes

 Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila which was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, as well as winning the Etisalat Prize for literature and PEN Translated Award.

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline was Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature 2017 as well being 
Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature 2017, the book was also shortlisted for the Sunburst Award 2018 and New York Public Library Best Book for Teens 2017.

So the Path Does Not Die by Pede Hollist won the African Literature Association Book of the Year 2014.

 Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin, which became the critically acclaimed six-part documentary series produced by Jay Z and Paramount Pictures. 

Rest In Power : The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin was on The Publisher's Association 2019 Summer Reading List for Parliamentarians

A Girl Called Eel by Ali Zamir was awarded the English Pen Translates Award Prize and listed in Cosmopolitan’s books to read in 2019. Translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins won The Society of Authors' Scott Moncrieff Prize for her translation from Ali Zamir's original French.

Seven Stones by Venus Khoury-Ghata translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins was shortlisted for The 2019 Scott Moncrieff Prize

Praise Song For The Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden was long listed for the Women's Fiction Prize 2019 

Living the Dream by Isabelle Dupuy was longlisted for the Diverse Book Awards 2020

LOTE by Shola von Reinhold was longlisted of Not the Booker Prize 2020, winner of the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2021, shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize 2021

Are We Home Yet? by Katy Massey was shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2021

Bad Love by Maame Blue was shortlisted for the Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize 2021