NCLA are pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s International Student Short Story competition, judged by prize-winning author Tahmima Anam. The shortlist features twelve international students that have recently graduated from or are currently studying at academic institutions throughout the UK. We are particularly proud that two of our own students from Newcastle University have made it onto this year's shortlist; congratulations Esraa M. R. Khalouf and Vu Thuy Anh Phan!
The shortlist in full is:
Adnan Ashraf, York University
Massiah Begashaw, Kingston University
Joshua Kepreotis, Loughborough University
Esraa M.R. Khalouf, Newcastle University
Samantha Lin, Durham University
Tashan Mehta, India
Yagnya Valkya Misra, Northumbria University
April Elisabeth Pierce, Oxford University
Vu Thuy Anh Phan, Newcastle University
Coai Cruz Rios, York University
Yimian Wu, Brunel University
Ewa Zubek, Oxford University
Tahmima Anam will be announcing the winner during the NCLA Festival of Belonging. The prize ceremony will take place during Tahmima Anam’s reading with Hari Kunzru during the festival at 7.30pm, Saturday 5th May at Culture Lab. Tickets for this event can be purchased from our webstore.
The International Student Short Story Competition explores the experience of international students living and studying in the UK, giving international students an opportunity to assess and translate their experience creatively. The 1st International Student Short Story Competition was won by Ahnaf Abdul, a Malaysian student studying Law at the University of Oxford, who received the £1000 cash prize. Last year’s winning and shortlisted stories were published in an anthology titled Crossing the Lines: New Writing by International Students (Flambard 2011), which is available from Inpress, and through other reputable book stores.
published on: 20th April 2012