The Jhalak Prize “seeks to celebrate books by British/British resident BAME writers, and the overall winner will be presented with a prize of £1,000. The shortlist consists of fiction, YA, non-fiction, debuts, short stories and genre.”
This year’s judges are author and co-founder of the award, Sunny Singh (chair), YA author Catherine Johnson, author and poet Alex Wheatle MBE, poet and broadcaster Musa Okwonga and Booker-longlisted fiction writer Yvvette Edwards.
For more about the prize and the shortlist, visit the Jhalak Prize website. The winner will be announced on 17th March 2017.
For more about The Girl of Ink and Stars, visit the publisher’s page.