Crunching the numbers on the Jhalak Prize

Crunching the numbers on the Jhalak Prize

The inaugural Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour was awarded in March. Sunny Singh analyses what the 100-plus submissions made to the prize reveal about the publishing industry.

The first year of the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour has gone off smoothly - albeit not soundlessly [a “discrimination” complaint was made to the Equality & Human Rights Commission by Philip Davies MP, though later dismissed] - and the prize administrators have also now had enough time to consider the number, range, and variety of submissions. The Jhalak Prize has been ...

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