Tanatsei Gambura, Clementine Burnley on Amsterdam Open Book Prize shortlist.

Tanatsei Gambura and Clementine Burnley on Amsterdam Open Book Prize shortlist announced on February 9, 2020.

Amsterdam Open Book Prize is an initiative of the Netherlands based an arts & literary journal Versal Journal to Amsterdam’s international small press publisher. They started this process by launching the inaugural Amsterdam Open Book Prize contest and making a call out for entries.

The award on February 9 revealed those in the running and they are;

  • Steven Alvarez, yr | polis
  • Sayuri Ayers, Beast Mother
  • Ufuk Baris Mutlu, Axe, scissors, hammer
  • Clementine Burnley, Women Outside
  • Tanatsei Gambura, Things I Have Forgotten Before
  • Fee Griffin, For Work/For TV
  • Kim Hannah, The Lines
  • Maya Jewell Zeller, A Few Nondescript Adventures of Some Consequence
  • Tony Mancus, Same After Life
  • Abby Minor, Veil/Reveil
  • Raegen Pietrucha, Head of a Gorgon
  • Sal Randolph, Lemon Dazzling Yoke
  • Judith Skillman, Time As Infection
  • P. Sutton, [monument]
  • Adrienne Walser, Entertainer of the Year Runner-Up
  • Haolun Xu, Five Memories of a Beijing Winter

Clementine Burney, who we last saw moderating panels at the African Book Festival in Berlin, is a public storyteller, and community worker.  Her short stories, essays and poetry have appeared most recently in Erbacce Journal, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Schlosspost Membrane, Losslit, and die Neue Rundschau (Fischer Verlag).  In 2014 she co-edited a short story collection Winter Shorts with Sharon Dodua Otoo.

Tanatsei Gambura is a multidisciplinary artist and cultural producer who not only enjoys exploring people, places and things through the arts but is passionate about creating experiences that are capable of moving the human spirit. She has established herself on theatrical stages in her home country and South Africa .

The finalist and runner up for the prize will be announced at the end of February.