SI Leeds Literary Prize
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2012 SI Leeds Literary Prize as follows:
1st place: Minoli Salgado – A Little Dust on the Eyes
2nd place: Karen Onojaife - Borrowed Light
3rd place (tied): Emily Midorikawa - A Tiny Speck of Black and then Nothing, Jane Steele - Storybank: The Milkfarm Years
About the Prize
The prize aims to act as a loudspeaker for Black and Asian women’s voices, and a platform to discover and celebrate exciting new talent, from a group largely under-represented on our bookshelves.
In the words of the prize’s patron, Bidisha: “The prize is a testament to the importance and manifest talent of women and a tribute to the gift of cultural, national, ethnic and linguistic diversity. The prize is important and necessary but, more than that, it is introduced to the world as an act of joy, happiness and the discovery of new work. Join us in celebration.”