23.11.11 | Charlotte Williams - The BooksellerBooks published by Abacus and Frances Lincoln took the prizes in the published work categories of the Muslim Writers Awards, which were celebrated last night (22nd November) at the Globe theatre in London.
Ahmed Masoud's Gaza Days won the Unpublished Novel award. Kitchen Set Libel, and others by zkthepoet won the Unpublished Poetry prize and Mehded Sinclair's When Wings Expand winning in the Unpublished Children's Story category.
Chairman Lakhtee Hussain Shah said: "It is not just about the writing but about the person behind it. What MWA does is build bridges and help people to share stories, develop common ground and help to develop positive, inclusive narratives which will enable all of us to live in a healthier more vibrant society with respect for everyone and their individual contributions. It's a noble cause and I salute all our partners that strive with us towards this end. It was a tough decision because we feel that all the winners tonight reflect these aims