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Ingrid Persaud

Born in Trinidad, Ingrid Persaud won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2017 and the BBC Short Story Award in 2018. She read law at the LSE and was a legal academic before taking degrees in fine art at Goldsmiths, University of London and Central Saint Martins. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Prospect and Pree magazines. Ingrid lives in London and Barbados.
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel winner (2020) : Love After Love

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The Anthill (2020)
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"Written in prose that disrespects established boundaries to reveal a unique and courageous voice, Julianne Pachico's The Anthill, is the story of two young people searching for identity and belonging. In doing so, and with the lightest of touches, Pachico lays bare the trauma of life in post-peace Columbia. A disturbing book that remains with the reader long after the last page."
Things We Do Not Tell the People We Love (2021)
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"I admired Things We Do Not Tell the People We Love. Qureshi writes with courage and in these extraordinary stories capture the shame and loneliness of non-belonging and the challenge of self-acceptance."

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