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SI Leeds Literary Prize presents
SI Leeds Literary Prize Readings
Friday 14 September
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
Join critically acclaimed author Roopa Farooki for an exciting evening of readings and discussion.
The headline moderator will introduce the writers and the prize. The moderator will steer the Q&A asking authors about their work, experiences as writers etcetera. They'll then read for around 6 - 7 minutes.
Roopa's first novel, ‘Bitter Sweets’ was nominated for the Orange New Writers Award 2007, and was followed by ‘Corner Shop’ in 2008. Her third novel, ‘The Way Things Look To Me' was voted one of The Times Top 50 Paperbacks of 2009, and longlisted for the Orange Prize and the Impac Dublin Literary Award. Her fourth novel, ‘Half Life’ was selected as No.2 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top Eighteen Books We Can’t Wait To Read this Summer and shortlisted for the Muslim Writers' Awards. In 2013 Roopa was awarded the John C. Laurence prize from the Authors' Foundation, in recognition of her multicultural writing. Roopa’s novels have been published internationally and translated into a dozen languages.
The SI Leeds Literary Prize
The SI Leeds Literary Prize is a biennial prize for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women in the UK. The prize aims to act as a loudspeaker for Black and Asian women's voices, and a platform to discover exciting new talent from a group largely under represented on our bookshelves. The prize works closely with a range of other established literary partners to enable increased support for our winning writers including Arvon, The Literary Consultancy and New Writing North.
What people are saying
'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.' - Bidisha
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'It's a fantastic community venue with a great, eclectic programme and reflective of the diversity in London.'
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 16+
This event is wheelchair accessible.