Press coverage


24/07/13 Luton Sixth Form College - 'It was an honour to be part of the Young Muslim Writers Awards' - teacher

03/07/13 Hayam DK's Blog - Young Muslim Writers Awards 2013

27/06/13 The Asian - Third Young Muslim Writers Awards on 2nd July

31/05/13 Harrow TImes - Young girl from South Harrow nominated for Young Muslim Writers Awards

30/03/13 Alquila Style - Calling Young Muslim Writers: The Muslim Writers Award

01/01/12 Islington Gazette - Islington People: Cousin of Israeli sniper victim wins novel award

06/12/11 London Metropolitan University - Top literary award for graduate author

02/12/11 Eastern Eye - Muslim Writers Honoured at Event

23/11/11 The Bookseller - Abacus and Frances Lincoln win at Muslim Writers Awards

30/09/11 Operation Black Vote - Mother-of-two nominated for Muslim Writers Awards

30/12/11 The Muslim News - Tam Hussain wins Muslim Writer of the Year Award 2011

28/12/11 The Asian Writer - Muslim Writers Awards Celebrated in Glitz and Glamour

23/11/11 Ethnic Now - Muslim Writers Awards winners announced

09/11/11 Ethnic Now - Muslim Writers Awards - Celebrating the First Five Years

04/11/11 Eastern Eye - Writers' Awards Celebrates Anniversary

23/09/11 Foyles - Book Awards - Muslim Writers Awards

21/09/11 Asian Image - Young mother nominated for Muslim Writers Awards

19/08/11 The Independent - Shortlist for Muslim writers

26/07/14 Muslim Voices - Awards Dedicated to British Muslim Writing

25/07/11 Middle East Online - A Platform Emerges for British Muslim Writers

19/07/11 CG News - A platform emerges for British Muslim writers

20/02/11 Muslim Kids Books - Contest four young writers 

July '10   Emel Magazine - Review: Young Muslim Writers Awards 

16/12/09 School Library Association - Young Muslim Writers Awards

27/10/09 Manchester Evening News - Muslim Writers Awards opens up to youngsters

31/03/08 BBC Birmingham - Muslim Writers Awards 08


Discovering Britain's Biggest Untapped Market: Muslim Focus

On Monday 19th April at the 2010 London Book Fair DIPNET (Diversity in Publishing Network) in association with Muslim Writers Awards held a unique seminar focusing on the growing appetite to read 'Muslim literature'.

Panel members included Anna Perera, author of Guantanamo Boy and shortlist for the Costa Children's Book Award, Dr Claire Chambers, senior lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, specialising in literary representations of British Muslims, Farahad Zama, author of the Marriage Bureau for Rich People which was a Richard & Judy and Daily Mail book of the month. The event was chaired by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed, journalist and author, her first book Love in a Headscarf won the MWA Published Non Fiction award in 2009.


Listen to the seminar.