Category: The Prize

  • Mumbai-based journalist and playwright wins Nine Dots Prize 2019/2020

    29 May, 2019

    Entries were judged anonymously by leading international thinkers including Anne Applebaum, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Ira Katznelson and David Runciman 40-year-old Annie Zaidi, a freelance writer whose work includes reportage, essays, short stories, poetry and plays, has been announced as the winner of the US$100,000 Nine Dots Prize 2019/2020. Now in its second cycle, the Prize – […]

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  • Extract from ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus’

    29 May, 2019

    Annie Zaidi won the Nine Dots Prize 2019/2020 with her entry ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus’. Here is an extract from Zaidi’s 3,000-word response to the question ‘Is there still no place like home?’: In Muhammadabad, a mofussil village struggling to morph into a town, we trace fourteen generations. The uncle who told me this is now […]

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