Short Listed! London Short Story Prize 2016

Really chuffed to be short listed among such heavy weights. I’ve been told that over 300 submitted so I’m excited to have made it to the top 6. It’s really encouraging as writing can often be such an isolating and reward-less passion. The Story of Us will be published in Spring 2017 by Kingston University Press in the London Short Story Anthology.

I’ve also made the massive leap in posting a selfie online for the first time in about 6 years so you can spot my photo on the short list page and my ‘about’ page! Brave new world…

Here is the link (opens in a new page).

quote of the day

“What race are you?” she asked me. “Are you African or Asian?”

“I’m like Othello – Arab-African”, I said to her.

“Yes”, she said, looking into my face.

“Your nose is like the noses of Arabs in pictures but your hair isn’t soft and jet black like the Arabs.”

Season of Migration to the North, Tayeb Salih.