Three judges met yesterday to decide on the four new Morland Writing Scholars for 2017. We had a record entry of 550 submissions and a short-list of 21. The standard was so high and the competition so fierce that the judges couldn’t decide on the best four so we agreed to award five Scholarships this year.
The 2017 Morland Writing Scholars are: Alemseged Tesfai (Eritrea), Bryony Rheam (Zimbabwe), Elnathan John (Nigeria), Eloghosa Osunde (Nigeria), and Fatima Kola (South Africa).
The four fiction winners each receive a grant of ₤18,000 to allow them to take a year off to write a book. Continue reading Eritrean Writer Wins the Morland Writing Scholarships for 2017