Footnote x Counterpoints Writing Prize Readings

Sunday 11 February 2024

The finalists in the inaugural Footnote x Counterpoints Writing Prize for writers from refugee and migrant backgrounds read from and discuss their work.


The writers reflect on themes of displacement, identity and resistance both in the selected works and more broadly.

The £15,000 prize was set up to showcase and celebrate exceptional non-fiction writers from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and to shine a new light on some of the most pertinent topics shaping our lives and society.

This event brings together the shortlisted authors ahead of the announcement of the winner and two runners-up in March, who are being selected by a judging panel comprising Elif Shafak, Philippe Sands and Dina Nayeri.

Presented in association with Footnote and Counterpoints Arts

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