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Riwoe, Wright win Viva la Novella

Seizure has announced Mirandi Riwoe and Stephen Wright as the winners of its fifth Viva la Novella competition.

Riwoe’s ‘The Fish Girl’ tells the story of an Indonesian girl ‘whose life is changed irrevocably when she moves from a small fishing village to work in the house of a Dutch merchant’.

Wright’s ‘A Second Life’ ‘reveals a complicated and unforgettable portrait of a woman who moves through this world carrying secret histories, different ways of seeing, and many stories’.

Both novellas will be published in September. ‘The Fish Girl’ will be edited by Seizure editor-in-chief Alice Grundy and ‘A Second Life’ will be edited by guest editor Genevieve Buzo.

For more information on the winning books, click here.


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