Beatrice Lamwaka

Beatrice Lamwaka is a reporter with Global Press Institute, Vice President: Resource Mobilisation -Ugandan PEN and board member FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association. Her collection of short stories, Butterfly Dreams and other stories was published in 2016. Her short story is featured in the acclaimed, New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent(2019). She was awarded by Uganda Registration Service Bureau for her literary contributions in 2018. She is a recipient of the 2011 Young Achievers Award, was shortlisted for the 2015 Morland Writing Scholarship and the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing, and was a finalist for the 2009 South African PEN/Studzinski Literary Award. The anthology of short stories, Queer Africa (2013), to which she contributed, won the 26th Lambda Literary Award in 2014. Her children’s novella, Anena’s Victory is a supplementary reader in primary schools. She has been a fellow at Stiftung Kunstlerdorf Schoppingen(Germany),  Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Residency (Italy), Le Chateau de Lavigny International Writers’ Residence (Switzerland), Femrite’s Regional Writers Residences (Jinja, Kampala and Entebbe) and Caine Prize writer’s workshops (Cameroon and South Africa). Her stories have been translated into Spanish.