Shortlist announced for the 2021 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award

Andrés Barba, Lina Meruane, Doreen Cunningham, Pola Oloixarac, JS Tennant, Imaobong Umoren.

We’re delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2021 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award.

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The six-strong list features writers from across the globe and showcases world-class storytelling in both English and Spanish.

“This year we received more applications than ever before and it was a tough process whittling them down to the six exceptional shortlisted projects we’re announcing today. All of us were thrilled to see such vibrant creativity, original ideas and ambition and look forward to seeing the finished books.” Catherine Eccles, Chair of the 2021 judging panel

The two winners of the £20,000 prize will be announced on 25 November.

Find out more about the shortlisted writers.