2019 BAME Prize Winner

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2019 Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize is Kandace Siobhan Walker for her story, Deep Heart. 

Kandace Siobhan Walker is a writer and filmmaker. She was born in Toronto to a Jamaican-Canadian mother and a Gullah-Geechee father, and raised in Britain. Her short film ‘Last Days of the Girl’s Kingdom’, produced in collaboration with ICA and DAZED, was aired on Channel 4’s Random Acts. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Bough, Prototype and The Good Journal. She lives in Wales, and is currently working on a novel. Twitter: @kandacesiobhan

Deep Heart follows three sisters running wild in the isolated island community where they live with their grandparents. When one of the girls disappears, her sisters search for her in the forest. Read it here.

As winner, Kandace receives £1,000, a one-day workshop with 4th Estate editorial, publicity and marketing teams, and her story published on the Guardian website.

The Shortlist

Read all the shortlisted stories now.

Arenike Adebajo
The Hyacinth Girls

Oluchi Ezeh
Rose Tower 

Sonia Hope
The Cat by The Incredible Jimmy Smith

Jameen Kaur
Once we were Warriors

Jenna Mahale 
Packed Lunch 

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