The Guardian 4th Estate BAME prize announced its shortlist for this year. Jimi Famurewa, Lisa Smith, Avani Shah, Henry Wong, Arun Das and Kit Fan are the lucky six to get short listed for the prize. The prize was set up in 2015 to find “fresh compelling writing” by minority ethnic writers in the wake of the Writing the Future report of 2015, which revealed the poor representation of black and Asian writers of fiction in the UK.
Last year, the prize was won by Abiola Oni for her story, 75.
The winner will be chosen on 13 July and will receive the £1,000 worth award, a one-day workshop with 4th Estate editorial, publicity and marketing teams, and will have their story published on the Guardian website.