Isn't this lovely? Got this email from a writer clled Ola Awunubi- it makes this blogging lark worthwhile! I met Ola briefly at London Litcamp in 2008, and mentioned that HERE. I obviouly have an eye for a winner!
Been following your blog - great source of info and inspiration. Also so your word anthology on Facebook. Thought I wld share my good news with fellow writers who have been a big inspiration and encouragment. Pls see below in bold :
All the best
The winners of Wasafiri's prize for new writing were announced by poet and prize judge, Mimi Khalvati, yesterday in front of packed audience at the Purcell Room, South Bank, London.
Our congratulations go to:
Ola Awonubi for 'The Go Slow Journey' (Fiction)
Rowyda Amin for 'Monkey Daughter' (Poetry)
Bart Moore-Gilbert for 'Prologue' (Life Writing)
The winning entries will be published in the Spring 2010 issue of Wasafiri.
Thank you for all who entered and to those who offered their supporting, making Wasairi's first ever writing prize such a success
many congrats to Ola, and to the other winners of the first Wasafiri competition.