Our sell-out Showcase at Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival on 26 October was bursting at the seams with talent. Spearheaded by our incredible host, Lemn Sissay, and guest writer, the awesome Kerry Hudson, it was an evening of laughter, tears and astonishing, thought-provoking literature. As one winner put it: ‘It was like being in a warm bath’. Here are the details of who won what. Congratulations to all 12.
Prose Platinum: Winter Melon Soup by Charis Fox
Prose Gold: Hearts for Sale by Jade Cuttle
Prose Silver: Carbon Dating by Kirsty Capes
Prose Bronze: Virmala Nagra’s hypotheses on marriage and motherhood by Anita Goveas
Prose Highly Commended: There was an old lady by Sadie Nott
Prose Commended: The Walk In by Ava Ming
Poetry Platinum: Firesetter by Yvonne Reddick
Poetry Gold: houdini by Tony Spiers
Poetry Silver: Operation Ranch Hand by Natalie Linh Bolderston
Poetry Bronze: And I know by Lisette Auton
Poetry Highly Commended: Elegy for an eight-year-old by Alice Hiller
Poetry Commended: The alchemy of memory by Brieanne Owen
Congratulations to our shortlisted writers, too:
Destiny Adeyemi, Leila Bloom, Carrie Brown, Catherine Davies, Sally Davis, Demet Dayanch, Philip Forsyth, Elizabeth Gibson, Michael Handrick, Robert Holtom, Patrick Jemmer, Poppy Kleiser, Teresa Loughrey, Helen-Rose Owen, Sarah Pickthall, Elizabeth Richards, Stephen Riley, Catherine Sleeman, Pascal Vine, Nicola Wood, Teffy Wrightson and Rosalind York.