June Sarpong launches an Imprint with HQ

Author, broadcaster and diversity advocate June Sarpong OBE is launching an Imprint with HQ, focusing on publishing and developing diverse authors. The HQ Creative Inclusion Lab (HQ CIL) will release four books in its first year, thereafter publishing six titles across adult fiction and non-fiction annually, seeking new, unagented authors from underrepresented communities, with a focus on giving a voice to those with a disability, those from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds and people from working-class backgrounds. June will be at the helm of the imprint as creative director, working with HQ Stories executive publisher Lisa Milton and HarperCollins C.E.O Charlie Redmayne.