How to Judge a Book Prize

Representatives from the judging panel of the newly-established Jhalak Prize for a writer of colour talk about their experiences of judging the literature award in its first year.

Panellists: Sunny Singh (Hotel Arcadia, 2016), Yvette Edwards (The Mother, 2016), Catherine Johnson (The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo, 2016).

Sunny Singh is a London based writer. She has published three novels, a non-fiction book on lives of single women in India, numerous short stories and essays.
Her new novel, Hotel Arcadia, is published by Quartet Books and available from bookshops and e-retailers across UK.

Yvvette Edwards is the author of The Mother, the critically acclaimed story of losing a child to violent crime. Her first novel, A Cupboard Full of Coats, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. She lives in London.

Catherine Johnson (born 1962) is a British author and screenwriter. She has written several young adult novels and co-wrote the screenplay for the 2004 drama film Bullet Boy