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Ross wins inaugural Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour

In the UK, Jacob Ross has won the inaugural £1000 (A$1610) Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour for his novel The Bone Readers (Peepal Tree), reports the Bookseller.

Judges described Ross’s crime novel, which is set on the Caribbean island of Camaho, as ‘by turns thrilling, visceral and meditative, and always cinematic’. ‘Ross’s novel is one that effortlessly draws together the past and the present, gender, politics and the legacy of colonialism in a top quality Caribbean set crime thriller,’ said judge Catherine Johnson.

The award was founded by authors Sunny Singh and Nikesh Shukla and Media Diversified to celebrate the achievements of British writers of colour.

 

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