Join us for our 2021 Awards Evening!

Join us for our 2021 Awards Evening!

The shortlists for our if:book Main Prize, FIPP Journalism Prize, and Writing Magazine Student Award are all now decided. In the meantime, please register to join us at our annual awards evening, which this year will be held entirely online:

6-8:30pm UK time (UTC/GMT)
Wednesday 19 January 2022
Register to attend on EventBrite
(Note: Zoom link will follow with registration)

The evening will begin with talks and a Q&A session from Dr Jeneen Naji, a digital poet and electronic literature researcher from Maynooth University in Ireland, and Dan Hett, a writer, artist, and games developer from Manchester who won the if:book Main Prize in 2020 (bios below).

We’ll feature the shortlisted works from each prize category, and make the prize announcements live!

Jeneen NajiJeneen Naji is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Head of Practice in the Department of Media Studies in Maynooth University, Ireland. Dr. Naji researches in the area of digital culture, specifically exploring the impact of the digital apparatus on poetic expression. She is a Fulbright TechImpact Scholar and a convener and founding member of the Maynooth University Digital Arts & Humanities Research Cluster and Co – PI on the AHRC/IRC funded research project Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities. Twitter @mean_neen

Dan Hett is an award-winning writer, artist and games developer from Manchester, whose career has taken him through creating creative technology and artworks for the likes of Havas, the BBC, Sky, TATE and the Open Data Institute. He’s also the creative director of indie games studio PASSENGER, who recently released their first large-scale work CLOSED HANDS – an interactive fiction project exploring radicalisation, extremism, and identity politics in the UK, which launched in March 2021. Dan has also written extensively on extremism and digital culture for The Guardian, The Observer, and the BBC.