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Morley Prize Podcast

Malik Al Nasir

Morley Prize Podcast

Series 2 Episode 4: Malik Al Nasir


In conjunction with the Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour 2022.


In this episode, Florence talks to author and performance poet Malik Al Nasir.


Our series of podcasts accompanying the Prize this year showcases a wide range of writers, not only in terms of the content and form of their work (from memoir to novel) but also their writing journey (from self-taught to professionally trained). It’s heartening to know that people from a myriad of backgrounds can become published writers and appeal to an increasingly wide readership with an increasingly diverse appetite for literature.


The Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour is an annual prize jointly presented by Morley College London and the Rachel Mills Literary Agency, awarded to a previously unpublished aspiring author of colour.


The prize is intended to nurture and provide opportunities for aspiring novelists of colour, promote diverse fiction across the broader literary landscape of Britain and continue Morley College’s long history of educational excellence, community engagement, and support for social justice.


In our debut year last year, we received just over 70 submissions of manuscripts of fiction. This year, we’ve expanded the Prize to include non-fiction.