Edwidge Danticat and Yaa Gyasi were among the recipients of the Vilcek Prize 2020 announced on February 1, 2020. The Vilcek Foundation was established in…View More Edwidge Danticat, Yaa Gyasi are U.S.’ Vilcek Prize 2020 recipients.
Jarred Thompson’s short story Good Help Is Hard to Find was announced the winner of the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 on March 27, 2020.…View More Jarred Thompson wins Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020.
Six poets are on the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2020 shortlist announced on March 30, 2020. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize was founded…View More Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2020 shortlist announced.
Namwali Serpell was announced an Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards 2020 winner on March 30, 2020. The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that have made important contributions…View More Namwali Serpell is US’ Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards 2020 winner.
Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel A Small Silence is on the Royal Society of London’s Ondaatje Prize 2020 Longlist announced on March 26, 2020. The Royal…View More Jumoke Verissimo on Royal Society of London’s Ondaatje Prize 2020 Longlist.
Due to Covid-19 concerns, the AKO Caine Prize dinner which was due to take place on Tuesday, June 23 has been postponed to a later…View More COVID-19: AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2020 dinner postponed.
Namwali Serpell was announced a recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize 2020, alongside seven other writers, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Windham-Campbell Prize was established…View More Namwali Serpell is Windham-Campbell Prize 2020 recipient.
The ArabLit Story Prize 2020, which is seeking submissions, announced on March 15 that this year’s judges are Sawad Hussain, Hilal Chouman, and Donia Kamal.…View More Submissions sought for the ArabLit Story Prize 2020 as judges announced.
Abdellatif Laabi was awarded the Mahmoud Darwish Award 2020 on March 13, 2020. Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and author who was regarded as…View More Abdellatif Laabi awarded Mahmoud Darwish Award 2020.
Maaza Mengiste was announced as one of the winners of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2020 in New York, USA on March 11,…View More Maaza Mengiste is American Academy of Arts and Letters 2020 winner.
Akwaeke Emezi’s Pet, and the anthology The Heart of the Matter: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume III are on the Lambda Literary Awards 2020 shortlists…View More Akwaeke Emezi, The Gerald Kraak Anthology on US’ Lambda Literary Awards 2020 shortlists.
The shortlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 was announced on Friday, March 6, 2020. Afritondo is a platform that aims to connect with…View More Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 shortlist announced.
Irenosen Okojie’s Nudibranch is on the Jhalak Prize 2020 longlist announced on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by…View More Irenosen Okojie’s “Nudibranch” on UK’s Jhalak Prize 2020 longlist.
Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other is on the longlist for the Women’s Prize for Literature 2020 announced on March 3, 2020. The Women’s Prize for…View More Bernardine Evaristo on UK’s Women’s Prize for Literature 2020 longlist.
The winners of the Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2019 announced in Nairobi on February 27, 2020, are Moh’d Khamisi Songoro for poetry…View More Moh’d Khamisi Songoro, Lello Mmassy win Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2019.