We’re celebrating the best writing by British and British resident writers of colour, with three sets each of this year's Jhalak Prize and Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize shortlists to give away!
It's the sixth year of the Jhalak Prize and the second for the Jhalak Children's & YA Prize. Six books are shortlisted for each prize, and the lists showcase a wide range of genres, from biography, graphic memoir, narrative fiction, poetry and essays to picture books. Taking in identity, grief, mental illness, heritage, family, gender, class and race, the titles explore a myriad of themes through inventive narratives.
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 2022
Consumed by Arifa Akbar
Keeping the House by Tice Cin
Like a Tree, Walking by Vahni Capildeo
Somebody Loves You by Mona Arshi
The Roles We Play by Sabba Khan
- Things I Have Withheld by Kei Miller
The Jhalak Children's & YA Prize Shortlist 2022
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíkí-Íyímídé
Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths by Maisie Chan
The Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs by Jeffrey Boakye (illustrated by Ngadi Smart)
The Crossing by Manjeet Mann
The Sound of Everything by Rebecca Henry
- We're Going to Find the Monster by Malorie Blackman & Dapo Adeola
The winners will be announced on 26th May at The British Library!
Find out more about our work with the Jhalak Prize.