2016 Judges

Irungu Mutu–Screenplay/Play
Born and raised in East Africa, he lives and works in New York City.Selected Off-Broadway/NY credits: – Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature Theatre); Bikeman (Tribeca P.A.C); A King of Infinite Space (HERE Arts Center & NY SummerStage); Bronks Ekspres, The Moth & the Flame (Target Margin Theater).
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Ayesha Harruna Attah–Fiction
Ghanaian writer Ayesha Harruna Attah published her debut novel, Harmattan Rain, with a fellowship from Per Ankh Publishers and TrustAfrica in 2009. It was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2010. Her second novel, Saturday’s Shadows (World Editions), was shortlisted for the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Project.
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David McLoghlin–Poetry
David McLoghlin is a poet, literary translator and memoirist from Dublin, Ireland, who has lived in New York City since 2010. His books are Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems (Salmon Poetry, 2012) and Sign Tongue, which won the 2014 Goodmorning Menagerie Chapbook-in-Translation prize.
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