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Stormzy Proves Again That He’s One Of The Good Guys With New Initiative

As if we needed any more proof.

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On top of now being a vastly successful recording artist, Stormzy has built a reputation of being one of the nicest guys around.

From being a vocal supporter of the victims of Grenfell to performing at the funeral of a fan’s father – the grime artist has consistently won over the hearts of us all.

Now Stormzy is reaffirming that sentiment with a new initiative he is launching in collaboration with Penguin Books, to give a platform to young writers.

Merky Books will become a “platform for young writers to become published authors” with the intention of giving people an outlet to have their work published.

#Merky Books can now be a reference point for them to say “I can be an author” and for that to be a realistic and achievable goal. Reading and writing as a kid was integral to where I am today and I from the bottom of my heart can not wait to hear your stories, your poems, your novels, your sci-fis and then getting them out into the big wide world.”

Super proud to announce our new venture #Merky Books, a publishing imprint in collaboration with Penguin Random House @penguinukbooks We will be using this as a platform for young writers to become published authors, I know too many talented writers that don’t always have an outlet or a means to get their work seen and hopefully #Merky Books can now be a reference point for them to say “I can be an author” and for that to be a realistic and achievable goal. Reading and writing as a kid was integral to where I am today and I from the bottom of my heart can not wait to hear your stories, your poems, your novels, your sci-fis and then getting them out into the big wide world. Proper proud of this! We’ll be doing school competitions, taking entries and submissions and looking for writers as well but I’ll keep you posted! #Merky Books will also be offering a paid internship in 2019! The first book to be released under the imprint will be “Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far” out November 1st and available for pre order now (The link is in my bio!) 🙏🏿❤

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As part of the initiative, the collaboration will be offering a paid internship in 2019 as well as running school competitions and taking writing submissions.

Stormzy unleashed a scathing attack on Theresa May and the treatment of the Grenfell Tower victims at this year’s Brits, which quickly became the talking point of the award show.


The tragedy claimed the lives of 71 people, after a block of flats became engulfed in flames last year. Investigations showed that the unsafe exterior building cladding used on the flats were the cause of the fire spreading so quickly.

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