Decolonising Children’s Literature – an evening of discussion about diversity in YA Fiction (including the launch of Commonword Diversity Young Adult Fiction Prize)

Anthony Burgess Centre, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY

Don’t miss the official launch event of our Diversity Young Adult Fiction Prize 2018, as part of Decolonising Children’s Literature. Join authors, Danielle Jawando (And the Stars Were Burning Brightly), Jamila Gavin (Blackberry Blue, Coram Boy), Catherine Johnson (Sawbones and The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo), Pete Kalu (Silent Striker, Zombie XI), Bali Rai (City of Ghosts) and Alex Wheatle (Crongton Knights and Liccle Bit) for an evening of discussion about the (under) representation of black and minority ethnic characters in Children’s and Young Adult Fiction and the role of the Gothic in confronting the traumas from Britain’s history.

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Winner of the 2016 Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize

Bridget Blankley wins the 2016 Diversity Writing for Children Prize with The Ghosts and Jamal.

The other shortlisted entrants are:

Star Burn by Magda Knight

Jed Zed Black by Roopa Farooki

The Monster Orphanage by Rohan Agalwatta

A Very Modern Covern by Manon Olegasagarem

To read the entries, click on the titles.