12 winners with Lemn Sissay, Kerry Hudson, Jane McMorrow & Laura Wilkinson

2018 Winners Announced at Showcase!

05 November 2018

Our sell-out Showcase at Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival on 26 October was bursting at the seams with talent. Spearheaded by our incredible host, Lemn Sissay, and guest writer, the awesome Kerry Hudson, it was an evening of laughter, tears and astonishing, thought-provoking literature. As one winner put it: ‘It was like being in a warm bath’. Here are the details of who won what. Congratulations to all 12.


Prose Platinum: Winter Melon Soup by Charis Fox

Prose Gold: Hearts for Sale by Jade Cuttle

Prose Silver: Carbon Dating by Kirsty Capes

Prose Bronze: Virmala Nagra’s hypotheses on marriage and motherhood by Anita Goveas

Prose Highly Commended: There was an old lady by Sadie Nott

Prose Commended: The Walk In by Ava Ming


Poetry Platinum: Firesetter by Yvonne Reddick

Poetry Gold: houdini by Tony Spiers

Poetry Silver: Operation Ranch Hand by Natalie Linh Bolderston

Poetry Bronze: And I know by Lisette Auton

Poetry Highly Commended: Elegy for an eight-year-old by Alice Hiller

Poetry Commended: The alchemy of memory by Brieanne Owen

Congratulations to our shortlisted writers, too:

Destiny Adeyemi, Leila Bloom, Carrie Brown, Catherine Davies, Sally Davis, Demet Dayanch, Philip Forsyth, Elizabeth Gibson, Michael Handrick, Robert Holtom, Patrick Jemmer, Poppy Kleiser, Teresa Loughrey, Helen-Rose Owen, Sarah Pickthall, Elizabeth Richards, Stephen Riley, Catherine Sleeman, Pascal Vine, Nicola Wood, Teffy Wrightson and Rosalind York.


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