We're thrilled to reveal the shortlist for the inaugural W&A Working-Class Writers' Prize! We had well over 200 entries and the quality of writing was some of the highest we've seen. It was heartening to see this prize resonate with so many writers and we're looking forward to coming back next year with another brilliant prize.
Without further ado, we're pleased to announce the shortlisted entries. We thoroughly enjoyed dipping our toes into the stories – from a war-torn Nepal to the surface of Pluto – and we certainly don't envy the mammoth task of deciding a winner.
Thankfully our judge Natasha Carthew will be doing the deciding.
In no particular order, the five shortlisted stories are:
Plutoshine – Lucy Kissick
Mystic Treats – Meron Berhanu
The Footsloggers – Robin Richards
Bruise – Adrian Markle
The Red Moon Trails – Nabin K Chhetri
All our shortlisted writers will receive a copy of the latest edition of the Writers' …