Meet this year’s winners – Kate Carne (Fiction), Anne O’Brien (Life Writing), and Dipanjali Roy (Poetry) – who will receive £1,000, publication in Wasafiri 109, and mentoring from Nikesh Shukla of The Good Literary Agency.
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.
The artwork Throne of Weapons sits in the British Museum, it’s presence calling to mind memories of a post-Civil War Mozambique. Joanna Smith’s ‘Kalashnikov’ was shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2018 in Life Writing.
Travelling through Craigslist encounters behind the backdrop of Keith Haring’s art, Miah Jeffra’s ‘Make Sure to See the Exit Door’ was shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2018 in Life Writing.
Set over the 2017 general election, a shopkeeper discovers, with morbid consequences, that she can attract customers by dedicating her window display to the daily news. Shortlisted for the 2018 Wasafiri New Writing Prize.
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