Emily Midorikawa placed third in new novel award

UEA alumna Emily Midorikawa has been placed joint-third in the SI Leeds Literary Prize, a new award for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women based in the UK. The prize is run by Soroptimist International of Leeds in partnership with the Ilkley Literature Festival and Peepal Tree Press. Emily (pictured) graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA (Prose Fiction) in 2005, and was selected for the prize for her first novel ‘A Tiny Speck of Black and then Nothing’. She is of English and Japanese origin and graduated with a BA in History from University College, London, before joining UEA. Her work has been published in Aesthetica, Mslexia and The Times, and she is a visiting writer and tutor for the Circle of Missé retreat in France. She currently teaches writing at NYU in London and with the Open University. Her website can be found at emilymidorikawa.com

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