The Colour blackThe Colour Black, 

By Maia Walzack (Hispanic Studies, 2008)

Released earlier this year, The Colour Black follows two people, Silvia and Jack, who meet by chance. Their stories intertwine, and one day they set off on a journey that takes them physically from the urban streets of San Diego to the vast wildernesses of Alaska – and, mentally, from their personal stories to global issues, and the mysteries of the universe.


Born to Polish parents in London, Maia’s only language was Polish until she learnt English in school. She draws inspiration for her writing from her love of the natural world, as well as perceptions of reality, and has been influenced a lot by her time spent travelling in Australia.

Maia currently lives in London, and is both an artist and writer. 

Find out more and buy the book. Read about Maia's publishing partnership with a fellow Hispanic Studies alumna.