INTERVIEWS

Want to know more about our writers and judges?
We interview previous prize winners and judges about what they’re reading, what they write and everything in between.

ISHA KARKI
2021 Runner up

Isha Karki is a PhD student and a graduate of Clarion West. Isha was a runner-up in our 2021 short fiction prize with her story ‘AN ACCOUNT OF THE [WAR HEROINES] OF THE FIRST INDEPENDENCE WAR [BY AN UNNAMED SOLDIER]’. Her short fiction has also won the Dinesh Allirajah Prize in 2021 and the Galley Beggar Short Story Prize and Mslexia Short Story Competition in 2020. Isha was the judge for the 2021/2022 Galley Begger prize and her most recent story, ‘When We Were Gods’, can be found on LightSpeed Magazine.

We chat to her about her writing, judging literary prizes, and her favourite works from last years Desperate Literature Prize for Short Fiction!

 

KATIE HALE
2021 Shortlist
The Writers’ House of Georgia Residency Winner

Katie Hale is a MacDowell Fellow and Gulliver Travel Grant recipient. Her debut novel, My Name is Monster (Canongate, 2019), was shortlisted for the Kitschies Golden Tentacle, and her short fiction has been longlisted for the Exeter Prize, the Galley Beggar Press Prize and the BBC National Short Story Award.