Life Writing Prize

By Spread the Word

By Spread the Word

Judges, mentors, patrons and winning-writers from the history of Spread the Word's Life Writing Prize - a Prize for unagented, unpublished UK based writers writing about their lives. 

Thin Places

Kerri ni Dochartaigh

£14.99

Kerri was highly commended in the first Life Writing Prize in 2017. She has since become a mentor for the Prize.

Are We Home Yet?

Katy Massey

£8.99 £8.36

Katy was a judge in our very first Prize in 2017, and is a mentor in 2021.

Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

Sathnam Sanghera

£18.98 £17.65

Sathnam Sanghera was a Life Writing Prize judge in 2020.

The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies

Sathnam Sanghera

£9.99 £9.29

Sathnam Sanghera was a Life Writing Prize judge in 2020.

Will This House Last Forever?: 'Heartbreaking, beautifully written' The Times

Xanthi Barker

£16.98 £15.79

Xanthi Barker was highly commended in the Life Writing Prize 2018.

Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns

Kerry Hudson

£8.99 £8.36

Kerry Hudson was a Life Writing Prize judge in 2020.

Lanny

Max (Author) Porter

£12.99 £12.08

Max Porter was a Life Writing Prize mentor in 2020 and 2021.

Small: On motherhoods

Claire Lynch

£12.99 £12.08

Claire Lynch was highly commended in the first Life Writing Prize in 2017.

Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness

Catherine Cho

£9.99 £9.29

Catherine Cho was a mentor for the Life Writing Prize in 2020, and a judge in 2021.

Maggie & Me

Damian Barr

£10.99 £10.22

Damian Barr was a Life Writing Prize judge in 2021.

Dark Chapter: Hard-hitting crime fiction based on a true story

Winnie M. Li

£8.99 £8.36

Winnie M Li is a Life Writing Prize mentor 2021.

And When Did You Last See Your Father?

Blake Morrison

£8.99 £8.36

Blake Morrison is patron of the Life Writing Prize.

Mrs Gaskell and Me: Two Women, Two Love Stories, Two Centuries Apart

Nell Stevens

£8.99 £8.36

Nell Stevens was a Life Writing Prize judge in 2020.

Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World

Nell Stevens

£8.99 £8.36

Nell Stevens was a Life Writing Prize judge in 2020.

Things My Mother Never Told Me

Blake Morrison

£11.99 £11.15

Blake Morrison is patron of the Life Writing Prize.

Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation

Colin Grant

£9.99 £9.29

Colin Grant was a Life Writing Prize judge in 2018. He was a mentor for the Prize in 2020.

Negro with a Hat: Marcus Garvey

Colin Grant

£10.99 £10.22

Colin Grant was a Life Writing Prize judge in 2018. He was a mentor for the Prize in 2020.

Bageye at the Wheel: A 1970s Childhood in Suburbia

Colin Grant

£9.99 £9.29

Colin Grant was a Life Writing Prize judge in 2018. He was a mentor for the Prize in 2020.

A Smell of Burning: A Memoir of Epilepsy

Colin Grant

£9.99 £9.29

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