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Jhalak Prize 2020 longlist revealed

The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour has unveiled its longlist for 2020 with debut author Candice Carty-Williams making the list alongside children's authors Dean Atta and Jasbinder Bilan. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-02 13:35:48 UTC ]
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Changing course: reflections on the Jhalak Prize

Sunny Singh reflects on how far the Jhalak Prize and the publishing industry have come since the award was founded, and how far there is to go. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent presses dominate Jhalak Prize longlist

Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Reni Eddo-Lodge are some of the authors in the running for the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour, on a longlist of books published mostly by independent presses. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Crunching the numbers on the Jhalak Prize

The inaugural Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour was awarded in March. Co-founder and chair of judges Sunny Singh analyses what the 100-plus submissions made to the prize reveal about the publishing industry. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies are doing the 'heavy lifting', says Jhalak Prize founder

The founders of the Jhalak Prize have said that smaller publishers are doing the “heavy lifting” when it comes to publishing “new, brave and unusual voices” from UK-based writers of colour. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tory MP makes 'discrimination' complaint over Jhalak Prize

Conservative MP Philip Davies complained to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) that the Jhalak Prize unlawfully discriminated against white people, it has emerged. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies strong on first Jhalak Prize shortlist

Titles from independents Faber, Peepal Tree Press, Chicken House and Jacaranda feature on the inaugural shortlist for the Jhalak Prize for a Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour, alongside works from PRH's Harvill Secker and Pan Macmillan. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Khorsandi withdrew from Jhalak Prize for fear of 'alienating' audience

Shappi Khorsandi has expanded on the reasons for her decision to withdraw Nina is Not OK (Ebury) from the Jhalak Prize longlist, saying she wants her writing to be "inclusive" to all her readers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shappi Khorsandi withdraws from Jhalak Prize longlist

British comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi has withdrawn her book Nina Is Not OK (Ebury) from The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour longlist because she says it "felt like my skin colour was up for an award rather than my book". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blackman and Younge feature on inaugural Jhalak Prize longlist

The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour has announced its inaugural longlist, recognising authors including Malorie Blackman, Gary Younge and Abir Mukherjee. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New British books prize for BAME authors unveils inaugural longlist

The Jhalak prize lines up 12 titles – taking in fiction, history, politics and YA fantasy – showcasing ‘the strength, range and promise’ of UK writers of colour A debut novel about inherited identity, a dystopian fantasy from a former children’s laureate, a study of Indian healthcare and radical... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Singh slams 'pathetic' British publishers for lack of submissions to BAME prize

Sunny Singh, author and chair of judges for the Jhalak Prize, has called the efforts of British publishers "pathetic" due to the "shockingly low" submissions to the prize created to celebrate British BAME writers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Inaugural Jhalak Prize open for submissions

The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour is now accepting submissions for its inaugural prize. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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