Zimbabwean writer Bryony Rheam wins Agatha Christie Competition

Bryony Rheam
Bryony Rheam

Zimbabwean writer Bryony Rheam is the winner of the May ‘Write Your Own Christie’ competition. The competition involves writing a chapter of a novel in the style of Agatha Christie, following on from the chapters of previous winners. The competition is run on a monthly basis and has been going for eight months, it finishes in July. Bryony was also runner-up in the April competition.

The judges commented about her winning May entry: ‘It was a confident chapter with a terrific ending, as well as a carefully plotted solution.’ You can read the winning entry here:


So what does she win? Dinner in London with Agatha Christie’s grandson and with Agatha Christie’s British and American publishers. Not to be sniffed at that prize.

For those in Kenya you can get a copy of her book This September Sun by ‘amaBooks which is distributed locally by Longhorn Publishers imprint Sasa Sema. The rest of you can get the book in Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom. It is available as an ebook in Africa through shop.mazwi.co and elsewhere through Parthian, www.africanbookscollective.com and many other online outlets.

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