We are delighted to announce that the long-listed entries for the 2019 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize have been chosen and sent to the judges. Louise Doughty, Warsan Shire, and Nikesh Shukla are watching their mailboxes, opening excitingly heavy envelopes, and starting to read.
‘I try not to romanticise the writing process too much. Life is busy. Inspiration strikes at odd times. If I have to have crystals on my desk and write with a pencil in a notebook forged by the ancient Greeks between 7am and 8.45am while listening to pink noise… seriously who has the bloody time. Just write.’ Wasafiri Wonders with Nikesh Shukla