Sharmaine Lovegrove was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2021.
Sharmaine Lovegrove is the Publisher of Dialogue Books, an inclusive imprint, part of Hachette UK. Sharmaine was the recipient of the Future Book Publishing Person of the Year 2018 and has worked in PR, bookselling, events management, and TV scouting. She was the literary editor of ELLE founded her own bookshop and creative agency when living in Berlin. Sharmaine serves on the board of The Black Cultural Archives, Bookshop.org and is a founding organiser of The Black Writers Guild.