We are thrilled that Black Cake, Charmaine Wilkerson‘s deliciously captivating debut, is now available in US paperback (Penguin Random House / Ballantine).

Spanning three continents and five decades, Black Cake is an emotionally powerful family drama wrapped in a compelling murder mystery. It enjoyed dizzying success when it initially published this February, jumping straight into the No.2 spot on the New York Times bestseller list, where it charted for four weeks.

Black Cake was a Read With Jenna Book Club pick for February 2022, and received stellar reviews in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Oprah Daily. In July, Black Cake was included in Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List 2022.

Ahead of its paperback release, we were delighted to see Black Cake featured in a variety of ‘Best of the Year’ roundups. It was nominated for two categories in the Goodreads Choice Awards (Debut Novel and Historical Fiction), was Target’s Book of the Year, and was included in roundups by Amazon and Book of the Month.

Filming for Black Cake‘s TV adaptation has recently started in Jamaica and Cardiff, with the series set to air on Hulu / Disney +, and we cannot wait to see Black Cake brought to life on screen!

Congratulations, Charmaine, we can’t wait for more readers to discover Black Cake for themselves! For those based in the UK, the paperback will be published next February.