We are pleased to announce that the winning story of Bet Tuppi’s Ancient Near Eastern Historical Fiction Prize is ‘Mother of Words’ by Marion Grace Woolley.
We love the unique take on Enheduanna, the first named poet. The story really encapsulates the essence of Mesopotamia, which is known not only for its empires and violence, but also as the birthplace of writing and literature.
For everyone else that took part or was shortlisted, know that each story was thoroughly enjoyed by the judges. Keep writing! I hope you also enjoyed learning about such a fascinating area of history.
Look out later in the year for Bet Tuppi’s second competition!
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