We’re celebrating the Jhalak Prize and Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize shortlists by giving away three sets of each!
The Jhalak Prize, now in its fifth year, seeks to support and celebrate books by British and British resident writers of colour.
This year’s Jhalak Prize list ranges from poetry to fiction to memoir, and shines a light on unseen experience and complicated histories. These titles confront difficult topics and ideas and they do so powerfully and with grace.
The Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize is new this year, and its shortlist includes picture books, chapter books and YA titles, all of which cover intricate themes in ways that are both playful and nuanced.
Just choose between the Jhalak Prize and the Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize shortlists when you enter.
The books you’ll receive are:
The Jhalak Prize Shortlist 2021
Antiemetic for Homesickness by Romalyn Ante
Inferno by Catherine Cho
My Darling From the Lions by Rachel Long
The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Are We Home Yet? by Katy Massey
- Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez
The Jhalak Children's & YA Prize Shortlist 2021
The GA Picture Alphabet by Nii Ayikwei Parkes & Avril Filomeno
When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten
And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando
Queen of Freedom by Catherine Johnson
Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence
- A Fox Called Herbert by Margaret Sturton
The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on 25th May in conjunction with The British Library!
Find out more about our work with the Jhalak Prize.