Announcing The Remember Oluwale Writing Prize

We are delighted to announce The Remember Oluwale Writing Prize, in partnership with the Leeds BigBookend Festival , Fictions of Every Kind and Remember Oluwale.

We invite you to submit new short stories and poems which creatively respond to David Oluwale’s life and death for an anthology that reflects on David’s story, explaining its relevance today.

The Remember Oluwale charity was formed in response to a call for a memorial in Leeds for David Oluwale by Caryl Phillips, whose book Foreigners: Three English Lives (Harvill Secker, 2007) included an account of David’s life and death. David arrived in Hull in 1949, from Nigeria, and was found drowned in the River Aire in Leeds in 1969.

Our stellar judging panel comprises Caryl Phillips, Marina Lewycka and Ian Duhig. There are cash prizes to win and your entry could be included in the Remember Oluwale Anthology which will be published in June 2016 by Valley Press

For more information and details of how to enter, visit The Remember Oluwale Writing Prize page. Closing date for submissions is March 6th 2016.



Fiona Gell

Fiona is a lifelong reading enthusiast and book lover. Her career started as a bookseller and has never really veered away from the written and spoken word. It was a dream for her to be a founder member of The Leeds Big Bookend and the Northern Short Story Festival. She continues to be its Director.

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