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Writer Annie Zaidi won $100,000 Nine Dots Prize

Mumbai-based Writer Annie Zaidi was announced as the 2019 winner of the $100,000 Nine Dots Prize, an award for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues.
Writer Annie Zaidi won $100,000 Nine Dots Prize

Details:

  • She won the prize for her entry titled 'Bread, Cement, Cactus, a piece that combined memoir and reportage to explore concepts of home and belonging.
  • Her proposed book, based on the prize-winning essay, will be published in May 2020 and will examine how a citizen's sense of home might collapse, or recover.
  • The varied themes it will address include the politics and economics of death in India, the crossing of caste and religious lines in a marriage, and the Partition of India as a great cultural and emotional sundering.

About Annie Zaidi:

  • She is a freelance writer whose work includes reportage, essays, short stories, poetry, and plays.
  • She has published both fiction and non-fiction, including a collection of essays Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales and Love Stories # 1 to 14, a collection of short fiction published in 2012.

Nine Dots Prize:

  • The Nine Dots Prize is sponsored by the Kadas Prize Foundation, a U.K.-registered charity, with support from the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Press.
  • It aims to promote, engage and encourage innovative thinking so as to address problems facing the modern world.
  • The prestigious book prize is awarded for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues.
  • The winner receives US$100,000 to write a short book expanding on their ideas.
  • Entrants are asked to answer the given question in 3,000 words.
  • All entrants with a minimum of 18 years of age can write.
  • Responses and the resulting book will be in English.

Question:

Q. Which Mumbai-based writer was announced as the 2019 winner of the $100,000 Nine Dots Prize?
a. Annie Thomas
b. Annie Qureshi
c. Annie Zaidi
d. Annie Matthew
Writer Annie Zaidi won $100,000 Nine Dots Prize Writer Annie Zaidi won $100,000 Nine Dots Prize Reviewed by Neha on May 31, 2019 Rating: 5

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