Pan Macmillan to publish two more books from David Olusoga

29 June 2017

Pan Macmillan is delighted to announce the acquisition of two new books from award-winning historian and television presenter David Olusoga, following on from the publication of the acclaimed Black and British in November 2016. 

Georgina Morley, Non-Fiction Editorial Director, has acquired World English language rights (excluding the USA and Canada) in two major history projects, a new history of empire and a landmark history of slavery in the Islamic world, slated for publication in 2018 and 2020.  The agent is Charles Walker at United Agents.

Black and British was shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History, longlisted for the Orwell Prize and on 28 June 2017 David Olusoga received the Longman-History Today Trustees Award 2017, given to a person or organisation that has done most to promote history over the last year, for his work on the book and the accompanying Black and British BBC television series.  

Georgina Morley said: ‘Working with David Olusoga has been both a privilege and a delight from the moment we first met to talk about the book that became Black and British.  We are all utterly thrilled that David, one of Britain’s most brilliant historians, has made Macmillan his publishing home.  I have no doubt that these new books will be every bit as ground-breaking, as immersive and as vividly readable as Black and British.’

David Olusoga said: 'Black and British was writen with the support of George and the brilliant team at Pan Macmillan. I'm really excited at the prospect of taking on these big historical subjects with the help of such supportive, creative and enabling people. Both of these books will seek to make complex and controversial histories accesible and relavant. My hope is that, like Black and British, they will challenge the divisions between historial genres and appeal to readers who are seeking big-picture history.’


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