Hear from the first two Nine Dots Prize winners, James Williams and Annie Zaidi. We asked them what it feels like to win the Prize, and to know they then had to write a book in such a short time. They also discuss where they found their inspiration for their responses to the Prize and how they researched their ideas. This event will be relevant for all those thinking of entering the Nine Dots Prize, but also those who are interested in creative thinking and writing about issues facing modern societies.
Annie Zaidi, the Nine Dots Prize 2019/20 winner, talks about why the Prize's question 'Is there still no place like home?' inspired her to enter
Annie Zaidi's Prize winning book is called Bread Cement Cactus: A memoir of belonging and dislocation. She looks at the idea of home in different ways
What support is available to the winner of the Nine Dots Prize? Hear from the Nine Dots team along with Cambridge University Press, CRASSH at the University of Cambridge and Riot Communications about working with us if you are our next worthy winner.
The Nine Dots Prize has created a podcast to help those who are considering applying for the Prize, giving tips, advice and insight into what the Board is looking for in a winning entry. This episode looks at how writers seek to persuade their readers that their subject is a worthy one and that their ideas and solutions are valuable. In this episode we talk to: Eva Wolfangel, science journalist and Nine Dots Prize Board member; Philip Collins, journalist and political speechwriter; and Onjali Rauf, campaigner and children's writer.Visit
The Nine Dots Prize has created a podcast to help those who are considering applying for the Prize, giving tips, advice and insight into what the Board is looking for in a winning entry. This podcast looks at how to use detail, whether it is characters, statistics or personal experience, to interest your readers. But at the same time ensure that you keep sight of the larger context or theme in which your ideas fit. In this episode we talk to: Petina Gappah, writer and lawyer and Nine Dots Board member; Tim Harford, economist and broadcaster; and Helen Lewis, writer and journalist.Visit
The Nine Dots Prize has created a series of podcasts giving tips and advice to those thinking of submitting an answer to our question, ‘Is there still no place like home?’ Our second podcast looks at the importance of diversity and why the Nine Dots Prize wants to encourage answers from a broad range of people. We also want to dispel any myths surrounding why someone might feel that this Prize is not for them and to ensure that people from all backgrounds feel confident about submitting an answer. To inspire entrants, we have gathered together three prominent people from minority backgrounds and asked them to share their personal experiences.Visit
The Nine Dots Prize has created a podcast to help those who are considering applying for the Prize, giving tips, advice and insight into what the Board is looking for in a winning entry. The first podcast is about writing non-fiction in a creative and engaging way. One of the challenges of the prize is to produce a response to the Prize question (this year: Is there still no place like home?) that is based on research and evidence but is written with creative verve and style. To inspire entrants, we have gathered together three successful writers and asked their advice on writing creative non-fiction.Visit