Spread the Word is pleased to share the long-listed stories for the 2018 Life Writing Prize, in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre.
We’d like to thank all 529 writers who entered the Prize this year, judged by Erica Wagner, Hannah Lowe and Kwaku Osei-Afrifa. Huge congratulations to our twelve! You can read their stories (listed in alphabetical order) below:
- Another Life by Sue Rickard
- Being by Kate Ivanova
- Calcutta Calling by Arun Debnath
- Finding My Way Home by Farhana Shaikh
- Lanugo by Penelope Maclachlan
- Mince on Toast by Lui Sit
- New Boy by Danny Brunton
- Oh, Mother by Stevie Heaven
- Paradoxical by Xanthi Barker
- Screech Owl by David Murphy
- Small Talk by Laura Morgan
- Staring into the Gap by Ruth Tudor – story will be available to read soon
Find out more about the Life Writing Prize and keep up to date with what’s happening here.