One of Europe’s leading crime writing conventions, CRIMEFEST is one of the most popular dates in the international crime fiction calendar, with circa 60 panel events and 150 authors over four days.
The winning entry for the bursary — Saima Mir (The Khan) — was chosen by CRIMEFEST organisers in collaboration with author Vaseem Khan, and the freelance crime fiction critic and CWA judge, Ayo Onatade. The bursary will cover the cost of a full Weekend Pass to CRIMEFEST this May, a night’s accommodation at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, and a guaranteed panel appearance.
Stella, along with runners-up Elizabeth Chakrabarty (Lessons in Love and Other Crimes) and Amita Murray (Arya Winters and the Tiramisu of Death), will receive a complementary pass to this year's convention.
Her chilling debut novel, a thriller about human trafficking and ritualistic killing, was published by Jacaranda as part of our #Twentyin2020 initiative, and is set for a U.S. release later this year.
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