Margaret Busby is an extremely admirable figure in the British publishing industry, as she became the youngest and first black female book publisher in 1967, aged 23.
The Ghanaian-born publisher, editor, writer and broadcaster co-founded Allison & Busby in 1967, which published the works of many writers, including up and coming black writers.
She also continuously campaigns for diversity within the publishing industry and was a founding member of Greater Access to Publishing (GAP), which works to increase representation of Black writers in British publishing.
Constantly in demand Busby is a frequent contributor to the Guardian, The Sunday Times and the Independent. She has works regularly in radio and television. She presented Break for Women on the BBC Africa Service and London Line for the Central Office of Information. She has also contributed to programmes such as Open Book, Front Row and Woman’s Hour.
Margaret Busby OBE is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.