Welcome to the biennial prize for unpublished fiction by UK Black and Asian women
The winner of the 2018 SI Leeds Literary Prize is Shereen Tadros for her novel Say Goodbye To Her. Set in Alexandria, Egypt, just before the Suez crisis, head judge Professor Susheila Nasta MBE described this novel as “An intimate coming-of-age story, which explores tradition and modernity across several generations of women through the eyes of an engaging child narrator.”
2nd Prize was awarded to Yvonne Singh for One Man’s Revolution and 3rd Prize to Kavita Bhanot for Baba ji on Boulton Road. SI Readers’ Choice award 2018, chosen by 22 members of Soroptimist International across the UK and worldwide, went to Omega Douglas for Hibiscus, Rose, Jacaranda. Huge congratulations to our winner and fantastic shortlist – you can find out more about all the shortlisted writers and read extracts of their work here.
The Prize is biennial and the next edition will be in 2020 – please watch this space for more details.