“We all know this. We do. We don’t need numbers to see that, like everywhere in our society, marginalisation of black people is still a huge problem in publishing … The entire system is built to benefit whiteness – and to ignore that is to bury your head in the flaming garbage heap of history.”
Even with all the heavy batterings we took from the mercury retrograde, the one undisputed thing amongst us book-reading folk is the vintage charm and unimpressionability of this year’s literary offspring. From Man Booker Prize-worthy debuts to spellbinding comebacks, my only regret is getting in this carriage before the train’s last stop.