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Shazia named columnist of the year

Shazia Mirza has been named magazine columnist of the year for her fortnightly articles in New Statesman magazine.

The Muslim stand-up took the prize in the consumer category at the Periodical Publishers Association awards in London, after judges said her column in the political weekly ‘gives an insight into a whole culture that does not have a voice in the British media’.

The Guardian has previously praised her, too, saying: ‘She writes as a feisty young Muslim woman with a sel-deprecating and needle sharp humour, prepared to break taboos and make us think about the most controversial issues of our time, from suicide bombers to virginity’.

Click here to read her latest column.

Published: 12 May 2008

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