Desperate Literature Prize Short Fiction Showcase

Desperate Literature Prize Short Fiction Showcase

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Please join us for an event to celebrate the Desperate Literature Prize for Short Fiction. This year's winner, Paige Cowan-Hall, will be reading, alongside four other writers from the shortlist.

The ticket price is redeemable against the shortlist publication, which will be on sale at the event.

Paige Cowan-Hall is a writer and editor living in London. She grew up with a love for the fantasy genre and historical fiction, studying English Literature at Exeter University and wrote her first novel by hand at fifteen. Locking herself in her room over the summer holidays and scribbling away. Paige is an awardee of the Spread The Word program and is currently working on her first novel.

Isha Karki is a PhD student and a graduate of Clarion West. Her short fiction won the Dinesh Allirajah Prize in 2021 and the Galley Beggar Short Story Prize and Mslexia Short Story Competition in 2020.

Nick Mulgrew was born in Durban in 1990. The recipient of the 2016 Thomas Pringle and 2018 Nadine Gordimer Awards, he is the author of four books, most recently A Hibiscus Coast (2021), a novel published in South Africa by Karavan Press. Currently he lives in Edinburgh, where he is a PhD candidate at the University of Dundee, and from where he runs uHlanga, a multi-award-winning South African poetry press.

Samuel Glyn is a writer from London. 'Skullseeds' is his first published work of prose fiction and his poetry can be found at @samglynpoetry. He currently lives in Norwich.

Jack Gain’s first short story, Communism Doesn't Work, was a finalist for the Aura Estrada Fiction Prize and was published by the Boston Review in 2020. His fiction has since appeared in Arts of the Working Class and is forthcoming in American Chordata. He lives in London where he works in a library.