2021 Primadonna Prize
I am thrilled to be included in the long list for the 2021 Primadonna Prize. The short list will be announced later this year.
Primadonna is the first literary festival in the UK specifically to give prominence to work by women, as well as writers of all genders, economic statuses and ethnicities whose voices are not usually heard. It strives to tackle the current imbalance in the literary and publishing world, and to create a space where all ideas are welcome and all experiences are of equal value.
20 Years CRASSH
I have been selected as one of the authors included in the 20 Years CRASSH Online Publication, which will be published in autumn 2021.
CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) is one of the largest humanities institutes in the world and is a major presence in academic life in the UK. It serves at once to draw together disciplinary perspectives in Cambridge and to disseminate new ideas to audiences across Europe and beyond.
Shortlisted for CWFA
Shortlisted in the Creative Future Writers’ Award (prose section) for my short story No One Can Save Anyone.
No One Can Save Anyone
Short story, No One Can Save Anyone, shortlisted for 8th annual Creative Future Writers’ Award (CFWA).
Thirty-six writers from a wide range of working class, LGTBQIA+, Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds were today (13th July 2021) shortlisted for the 8th annual Creative Future Writers’ Award (CFWA).
The UK’s only national writing competition and development programme for all underrepresented writers, the Award celebrates exceptional writing from people who traditionally lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity, health or social circumstance.
Spread the Word
Special mention for the Life Writing Prize, Spread the Word.
Queen Victoria in the Basement
Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2021, amongst top 200 stories.
Short story published in Middle of the Sentence, The Common Breath Anthology, Scotland. Available to purchase.
Dil Bahar. Quarter finalist in Screen Craft Award.
Shortlisted for Primadonna Prize
The shortlist for the inaugural Primadonna Prize has been unveiled at the Primadonna Festival weekend, dedicated to championing women writers.
Around 1,000 people attended the festival at Laffitts Hall in Suffolk with five authors in the running for the £500 prize and offer of representation by British Book Award-winning agent Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown…
The Primadonna of Anarkali Book Market
Listen to me read at 17.15.