The Jhalak Prize Shortlist 2019

The Jhalak Prize is awarded annually to celebrate the best writing by British writers of colour. This year's winner will be announced on 1 May.


Aminatta Forna

From the publisher:

‘Forna’s voice is relentlessly compelling, her ability to summon atmosphere extraordinary ... A thing of lasting beauty’ Observer SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE ...

The Boy At the Back of the Class

Onjali Q. Rauf

From the publisher:

Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child’s perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a ...