2024 Reporting homelessness prize short list

Hannah Silva

new writing

Hannah Silva is a writer and performer working in sound poetry, radio and experimental non-fiction. Her eighth BBC radio play, ‘An Artificially Intelligent Guide to Love’ was the starting point for My Child, the Algorithm (Footnote Press/Soft Skull) – one of the first books to subvert and play with AI. It weaves Silva’s questioning of love and queer single parenting into surreal and funny contributions by a predecessor of ChatGPT, and a toddler (a Granta Book of the Year 2023). Silva is working on her next book, about theft, polyamory and renting on Universal Credit in Tower Hamlets, East London.

Read an extract from Hannah’s shortlisted entry.