May 2022: Recipient 021, Rutendo D. Bradley

For the 21st recipient of The White Pube Writers Grant, we are very excited to support the work of Rutendo D. Bradley. Rutendo sent us an excerpt from the novel she started as part of her dissertation, ‘The Devil’s King,’ a project she is now hoping to work on full-time. The opening we read was so effective in its world-building, with its historical language and raw landscape, and its intense population of kings and knights and soldiers and the ways that they speak. The chapter also has this kind of fateful promise that this story is going to be different, it’s going to be important, just hold on — and we loved that, and we wanted to read more. So, with the help of Creative Debuts, we are glad we can support Rutendo with this month’s Writers Grant.

BIO: Rutendo D. Bradley studied and practiced journalism before undertaking an MA in Creative Writing. She enjoys writing across a broad spectrum of forms including contemporary poetry, Young Adult/children’s fiction, short stories, and plays. As a keen lover of history, her most recent work, The Devil’s King, is her first foray into the genre of historical fiction. With this ongoing project, she hopes to engage characters of diverse ethnicity – some of the forgotten few lost in lesser explored history.