Spread the Word is pleased to announce the titles for the longlist for 2018 Life Writing Prize, in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre.
We’d like to thank all 529 writers who entered the Prize this year, which is judged by Erica Wagner, Hannah Lowe and Kwaku Osei-Afrifa.
As the judges are now deliberating the longlist, the writers will remain anonymous until the announcement of the results on Thursday 17 May at the event in London.
There are twelve stories longlisted. They are, in alphabetical order:
- Another Life
- Calcutta Calling
- Finding My Way Home
- Mince on Toast
- New Boy
- Oh, Mother
- Screech Owl
- Small Talk
- Staring into the Gap
The Prize rewards the winner with £1500, an Arvon course, two years membership to the Royal Society of Literature, a development meeting with agent Robert Caskie of Caskie Mushens literary agency and a development meeting with an editor at Unbound publishers. Two highly commended writers will receive £500 each, a writing mentor, a development meeting with agent Robert Caskie of Caskie Mushens literary agency and a development meeting with an editor at Unbound publishers .