Cordite Books, the new crime and spy fiction imprint of Parresia Publishers Ltd., is pleased to announce the winner of its 2014 Crime Fiction Contest. The winner is Blessing Musariri from Zimbabwe. She won with the manuscript; Useful Knowledge for a World Class Detective. Blessing Musariri will receive $1000 plus a Cordite Books publishing deal.
Blessing Musariri has published four children’s titles, two of which have won national awards in Zimbabwe. She has also written short stories and poems published in various international anthologies and online magazines. Blessing had originally thought to be a lawyer but her prolific and overactive imagination took over after being called to the English Bar in 1997, leading her to a more varied, fulfilling life in the world of arts and culture. She holds a Masters degree in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Westminster.