Ugandan writer Beatrice Lamwaka has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing – one of the leading prizes open to African writers. Beatrice has participated in both the British Council ‘Crossing Borders’ programme, directed by Professor Graham Mort from Lancaster. and the recent ‘Lancaster/Uganda Friends Writing Project’ organised by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research and funded by the Lancaster University Friends Programme. Monica Arak de Nyeko, also a participant on Crossing Borders, won the prize in 2004. Graham Mort is currently Guest of Honour at the Femrite ‘Reading Uganda’ literature festival in Kampala, where he has been featured in The Observer newspaper.