Kevin Maxwell is awarded an MBE

Our warmest congratulations to Kevin Maxwell, who has been awarded an MBE for services to diversity through literature. His revelatory and hugely significant memoir Forced Out is out now in paperback with Granta.

Former Metropolitan Police officer Kevin Maxwell has said his MBE, awarded in acknowledgement of his memoir detailing racism in the force, is a significant step in the struggle towards equality in Britain.

Writing in the Independent, he reflects on being awarded an MBE; you can read the article here.