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20 Years of Brixton Rock!

01 Feb 2019

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Brixton Rock!

Written by the award-winning author Alex Wheatle, Brixton Rock tells the moving story of Brenton Brown, a mixed-race teenager living in a children's home during the 1960s Brixton race riots. Faced with the emotional turmoil of familial upheaval, Brenton battles to find his true identity amidst the chaos ensuing around him.

Brixton Rock was Alex's debut novel, and it was published to critical acclaim. Twenty years on, it remains as pertinent and powerful as it was upon publication.

Alex has written a number of other novels in the last twenty years, including Brenton Brown and Home Boys, which are published by Arcadia Books. He represents the charity English PEN, and in 2008 he was awarded an MBE for services to literature in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.