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Leone Ross longlisted for the Jhalak Prize

In an exciting development, Leone Ross was today longlisted for the Jhalak Prize for Writers of Colour. You may remember that last year's winner (for the inaugural prize) was our very own Jacob Ross!

Speaking of the news, Leone says, 'I'm delighted to be among so many amazing writers of colour, delighted to be representing short stories, and hardworking UK indie press. Everyone should go out and buy this longlist. That would be revolutionary.'

The full 2018 longlist follows:

John Agard, Come All You Little Persons (Faber)
Nadeem Aslam, The Golden Legend (Faber)
Jeffrey Boakye, Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime (Influx Press)
Sita Brahmachari, Worry Angels (Barrington Stoke)
Kayo Chongonyi, Kumakanda (Chatto & Windus)
Yrsa Daley-Ward, Bone (Penguin)
Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I ‘m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Bloomsbury Circus)
Xialou Guo, Once Upon a Time in the East (Chatto & Windus)
Meena Kandasamy, When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife (Atlantic Books)
Kiran Millwood Hargrave, The Island at the End of Everything (Chicken House)
Leone Ross, Come Let Us Sing Anyway (Peepal Tree Press)
Preti Taneja, We That Are Young (Galley Beggar Press)

The shortlist will be announced on 20th of February, 2018 and the winner will be announced on 15th of March, 2018.

Read the full longlist announcement.

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