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Helen Simpson. copyright Derek Thomson
Helen Simpson
Helen Simpson

Helen Simpson is a renowned writer. She has written three collections of short stories, which focus on different aspects of women's lives and has won several awards. Her most recent collection, Hey, Yeah, Right, Get A Life, looks at the challenges of living an individual and family life.

BBC World Service: Women writers: Helen Simpson
Contemporary writers: Helen Simpson


Brian Chikwava. Copyright Caine Prize
Brian Chikwava
Brian Chikwava

Brian Chikwava was winner of the 2004 Caine prize for African Writing for his novel Seventh Street Alchemy. Originally from Zimbabwe, now living in London, Chikwava is both a writer and musician.
He is currently working on a new novel.

Interview with Brian Chikwava
Brian Chikwava wins Caine Prize



Romesh Gunesekera.  Copyright Granta
Romesh Gunesekera
Romesh Gunesekera

Romesh Gunesekera's novel Reef was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1994. He was born and grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines and moved to England in 1971. He has also published a collection of short stories, Monkfish Moon, and two further novels.

Contemporary Writers: Romesh Gunesekera
Information on Romesh Gunesekera


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