05/06/2017

Avani Shah shortlisted for Guardian 4th Estate BAME prize

‘Greed’, a new short story by UEA alumna Avani Shah, has been shortlisted for this year’s Guardian 4th Estate BAME prize, which was established in 2015 to find ‘fresh compelling writing’ by minority ethnic writers to address the poor representation of black and Asian writers of fiction in the UK. Avani (pictured) graduated from UEA’s BA in English Literature with Creative Writing in 2011 and from the MA in Creative Writing in 2015. Earlier this year she was one of four young writers selected for the Word Factory apprenticeship scheme, for which she will receive a year’s free access to all Word Factory events, plus career development opportunities and mentoring. The winner of the Guardian 4th Estate BAME prize will be announced on 13 July and will receive £1,000, a one-day workshop with 4th Estate editorial, publicity and marketing teams, and will have their story published on the Guardian website.

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