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It's the seventh year of the Jhalak Prize and the third for the Jhalak Children's & YA Prize. The twelve shortlisted books explore a kaleidoscope of themes through inventive narratives, and range across multiple genres; from fiction, memoir and poetry to illustrated picture books and young adult fiction. We have a set of each shortlist for two lucky winners to discover – just choose whether you'd love to receive the Jhalak Prize shortlist, the Jhalak Children's & YA Prize shortlist, or either!
None of the Above by Travis Alabanza
Takeaway by Angela Hui
The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho by Paterson Joseph
When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
I'm a Fan by Sheena Patel
In Our Hands by Lucy Farfort
When Our Worlds Collided by Danielle Jawando
Mia and the Lightcasters by Janelle McCurdy, ill. Ana Latese
Ellie Pillai is Brown by Christine Pillainayagam
Rebel Skies by Anna Sei Lin
This competition has now closed and the winners are announced below.
Helen and Sandra have each won a Jhalak Prize shortlist of their choice.Helen said, "When We Were Birds is the one I’m most looking forward to, so that will be top of the reading pile."Sandra said, "I am excited about receiving the books from the shortlist. I honestly don't know which one I'm going to read first, they all look great!"Plus, find out more about our work with the Jhalak Prize and this year's Prize winners!
This competition ended on 18/05/2023
2 x winners will each receive one set of the following shortlists:
The Jhalak Prize 2023 shortlist:
The Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize 2023 shortlist:
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