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London Literature Festival, Southbank Centre – Wednesday 8 October 2014, 7pm – 9.30pm

A Little Dust on the Eyes by Minoli Salgado won the inaugural SI Leeds Literary Prize and Prize Patron, acclaimed author and literary critic Bernardine Evaristo introduces this debut novel.

“This is a timely and crucially important initiative to support the creation and publication of fiction by black and Asian women writers.”

This pre-award announcement celebration features discussion and performances, including readings from the 2014 SI Leeds Literary Prize shortlist. It includes the opportunity to meet Minoli and buy her book.  End the night in style at our reception and join us for drinks on the Level 5 Balcony Bar after the event.

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Ilkley Literature Festival, Ilkley Playhouse Wildman – Wednesday 15 October, 7.30pm
Join us, and six talented shortlisted writers, for the announcement of the winner of this award for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women. Dreda Say Mitchell will be talking about her work as a best-selling crime writer, broadcaster and journalist, sharing her journey to publication and beyond. Readings from the SI Leeds Literary Prize shortlisted manuscripts will follow before the announcement of the 2014 winner and runners up of this important prize.

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