2024 awards for Renard

1 May 2024

We’re delighted to say that Renard won this year’s Alison Morrison Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award at the Independent Publishing Awards. More information can be found on the IPG’s website here. The judges said:

‘Renard Press has shown a commitment from the start to diverse and gender-balanced publishing, with a special focus on LGBTQAI+ writers and queer experiences. It’s created a publishing safe space, established effective partnerships and supported both charities and other publishers. Renard is building bridges to a lot of different under-represented groups. It’s truly inclusive and diverse and the output really reflects its ethos.’

Also shortlisted for the Alison Morrison Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award were Barefoot Books, Conscious Dreams Publishing, Emerald Publishing, Saqi Books and the Emma Press.

Renard Press also won the HP Sustainability Award at the Independent Publishing Awards (more information here). Judges said:

‘Renard Press wins this award for its extensive work on carbon reduction and offsetting that makes it one of the first carbon-positive publishers. It has been particularly thoughtful about print, production and distribution. It’s brave for a small publisher to see the additional costs of good sustainability practice and accommodate changes anyway. The commitment is resolute and feels integral to everything Renard does.’

Also shortlisted for the HP Sustainability Award were Bloomsbury Publishing, BT Batsford and Cambridge University Press.

Renard Press was also a regional finalist for London in the 2024 British Book Awards.