Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Patsy is on the PEN/Faulkner Award 2020 longlist announced on February 7, 2020. The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a US prize that…View More Nicole Dennis-Benn on PEN/Faulkner Award 2020 longlist
Tanatsei Gambura and Clementine Burnley on Amsterdam Open Book Prize shortlist announced on February 9, 2020. Amsterdam Open Book Prize is an initiative of the…View More Tanatsei Gambura, Clementine Burnley on Amsterdam Open Book Prize shortlist.
Momtaza Mehri was announced the winner of the Manchester Poetry Prize 2019 at the Manchester Writing Competition on February 7, 2020. The Manchester Writing Competition…View More Momtaza Mehri is Manchester Poetry Prize 2019 winner.
Two of Tade Thompson’s works are on the British Science Fiction Awards 2019 shortlist announced on February 10, 2020. Since 1970, the British Science Fiction…View More Tade Thompson on British Science Fiction Awards 2019 shortlists.
The longlist for Prix Les Afriques 2020 was announced on January 18, 2020. Prix Les Afriques was created by the association La Cene Littéraire which…View More The Prix Les Afriques 2020 longlist announced.
The longlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 was announced on February 5, 2020. Afritondo is a media and publishing platform that aims to…View More Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 longlist announced.
Bassey Ikpi and Nnedi Okorafor are finalists at the US’ Audiobook of the Year 2020, or the Audies 2020, announced on February 3, 2020. Also…View More Bassey Ikpi, Nnedi Okorafor are US’ Audiobook of the Year 2020 finalists.
Abdelouahab Aissaoui, Said Khatibi, and Youssef Ziedan are the three Africans on the shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2020 announced today, February…View More Three Africans on International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2020 shortlist.
Cheswayo Mphanza was announced the winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry 2020 on February 1, 2020. The Sillerman First Book Prize…View More Cheswayo Mphanza is Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry 2020 winner.
Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp will chair the panel of judges for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 in an announcement made today, February 3, 2020.…View More Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp to chair AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 judges panel.
The Caine Prize for African Writing has today announced a new partnership with the AKO Foundation, a London UK based charity supporting projects which promote…View More The AKO Foundation offers major support to The Caine Prize for African Writing.
Sarah Ladipo Manyika was announced a judge of the Goldsmiths Prize 2020 on January 24, 2020. The Goldsmiths Prize is a British literary award, founded…View More Sarah Ladipo Manyika is Goldsmiths Prize 2020 judge.
Margaret Busby and Lemn Sissay were announced as judges of the Booker Prize 2020 on January 6, 2019. The Booker Prize for Fiction, founded in…View More Margaret Busby, Lemn Sissay are Booker Prize 2020 judges.
We present to you the outstanding personalities, books and events for the past year in our annual JamesMurua.com Outstanding African Literary Awards 2019. In 2016,…View More JamesMurua.com Outstanding African literary awards 2019.
Kearoma Mosata was announced the winner of the Poetavango Award for Short Fiction 2019 in Maun, Botswana on December 30, 2019. The Poetavango Award for…View More Kearoma Mosata wins Botswana’s Poetavango Award for Short Fiction 2019.