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Longlists announced for Jhalak Prize and Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize

Canongate Books and Polygon Books are among the publishers with books longlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2023, and Barrington Stoke has a book on the Children’s & YA longlist.

None of the Above by Travis Alabanza and Losing the Plot by Derek Owusu are published by Canongate Books, Another Way to Split Water by Alycia Pirmohamed is published by Polygon Books, and the Barrington Stoke book is Needle by Patrice Lawrence (Barrington Stoke).

First awarded in March 2017, the Jhalak Prize and its sister award Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize founded in 2020, seek to celebrate books by British/British resident BAME writers. The shortlists will be announced on 18 April and the winners on 25 May 2023.

The full Jhalak Prize longlist is:

The full Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize longlist is: