Morland Writing Scholarships – Judges
The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce our Judges’ Panel for 2019. This year we have two new faces on the panel of three. It was time to refresh the panel but our decision was made easier by the Caine Prize nicking Ellah Allfrey and Femi Terry. We felt that having them judging both Caine and us would be too incestuous. If nicking your judges is the sincerest form of flattery, thank you, Caine.
Ellah and Femi have been on the panel since we started the Scholarships six years ago. We are much in their debt. Ellah has been an outstanding and deeply knowledgeable chair and Femi, while championing people he felt strongly about, has always been open to other views.
Our new panel is:
- Muthoni Garland (Chair)
- Bibi Bakare-Yusuf
- Otosirieze Obi-Young
Muthoni has been on the panel for four years. She, a writer herself and a short-lister for the Caine Prize, is the den mother of Kenyan literature and a founder of Storymoja, the Nairobi writers’ collective. She will make a brilliant Chair.
Bibi is co-founder of Cassava Republic Press, a leader of the new wave of African publishing houses. She is a Yale World Fellow, a Desmond Tutu Fellow, and an acute judge of African writing.
Otosirieze Obi-Young is Deputy Editor of the brilliant Brittle Paper, one of Africa’s most on the ball and talked-about literary publications. He is a discerning judge of cutting edge writing. At 25 he has become one of the grand old men of Nigerian literature.
We think this is a terrific judging panel and, no, we didn’t choose them just because their names are impossible to spell.
Go to our website (www.johnp105.sg-host.com ) for details of the 2019 Scholarships. A reminder that entries open for this year’s Scholarships on June 30th (no entries before then please) and close on Sep 30th 2019.
For any queries please contact Mathilda Leigh at:firstname.lastname@example.org
May 1st 2019