We’re pleased to announce that the deadline for the 2018 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing has been extended by one month, until March 31, 2018. We’re looking for groundbreaking, extraordinary fiction that grapples with the complexities of our ever-changing world. We’ve brought on board a new judge, the brilliant author of The Tiger’s Wife—and Serbian-American immigrant—Téa Obreht to help us find a winner. And this year, for the first time, the prize is open to first-generation residents of any country.
The first winner of the fiction prize was Deepak Unnikrishnan for his novel Temporary People,published in March 2017, which won the Hindu Prize, was nominated for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and was named a best book of 2017 by The San Francisco Chronicle and Kirkus.
It’s become increasingly important to us to celebrate the diverse, polyethnic fabric that makes up our culture, both here and abroad. Please spread the word to the up-and-coming immigrant writers in your communities so we can help to amplify their voice!
Find more details on the Prize page, and you can always email us with any questions.
—Your friends at Restless