#Merky Books is an award-winning book publishing imprint founded in 2018 by Stormzy and Penguin Random House UK.
The imprint combines the entrepreneurial spirit of the #Merky Brand with the editorial, sales, and marketing power of Penguin Random House UK in order to create a home for the stories that are far too often underrepresented in the world of publishing. #Merky Books publishes a wide variety of stories across non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and beyond. It is currently home to authors like Ramla Ali, Chelsea Kwakye, Ore Ogunbiyi, Rivers Solomon, Hafsa Zayyan, Monika Radojevic. Jude Yawson, and, winner of The Desmond Elliott Prize 2020, Derek Owusu. The programme also includes the #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize, an open submission competition to find news works across a range of genres.