Indies are doing the 'heavy lifting', says Jhalak Prize founder

Indies are doing the 'heavy lifting', says Jhalak Prize founder

The founders of the Jhalak Prize have said that smaller publishers are doing the “heavy lifting” when it comes to publishing “new, brave and unusual voices” from UK-based writers of colour.

Writing in The Bookseller, founder Sunny Singh said that as a consequence the judges of the prize, “quickly learned to look for books from small presses and indies, recognising that the chances of finding a new and exciting literary voice were higher”.

In its inaugural year, the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour received a total of 118 submissions. Of those submitted, mainstream p...

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