The three nominations are on a list of twelve, which span fiction, YA, non-fiction, debuts, poetry and short stories, and include Renni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Bloomsbury) and Sita Brahmachari’s Worry Angels (Barrington Stoke).
In 2018 the all-woman judging panel includes writer Sunny Singh, YA author Catherine Johnson, novelist Tanya Byrne, writer and performer Vera Chok and travel writer and journalist Noo Saro-Wiwa. Sunny Singh, the prize co-founder and panel chair commented:
“The last few months have been an incredible journey through beautifully crafted, intellectually challenging and emotionally rich books. The longlist demonstrates the extraordinary range of themes, ideas and forms from British writers of colour. We have whittled down our favourites to 12 books for the longlist with much difficulty and am not sure how we will ever arrive at a shortlist, far less a winner.”