The shortlist for Zambia’s Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards 2020 were announced in Lusaka, Zambia on May 3, 2020. The Tell Your Own…View More Zambia’s Tell Your Own Story National Book Awards 2020 shortlist announced.
Pemi Aguda and Stephen Buoro are on the shortlist for the Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award 2020 announced on May 1, 2020. Deborah Rogers (1938-2014)…View More Pemi Aguda, Stephen Buoro on UK’s Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award 2020 shortlist.
Namwali Serpell is on the longlist for The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2020 announced on May 3, 2020. The Sunday Times Audible Short…View More Namwali Serpell on The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2020 longlist.
The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2020 has been postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the business continuity of…View More Covid-19: Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2020 postponed.
Writer, publisher, and curator Zukiswa Wanner became the first African woman to win the Goethe Medal when awardees were announced on April 28, 2020. The…View More Zukiswa Wanner becomes first African woman to receive Goethe Medal.
Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other is on the shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Literature 2020 announced on April 21, 2020. The Women’s Prize for…View More Bernardine Evaristo on UK’s Women’s Prize for Literature 2020 shortlist.
The shortlist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 has been announced today, April 21, 2020. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the…View More Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 shortlist announced.
Jumoke Verissimo’s debut novel A Small Silence is on the shortlist of the Royal Society of London’s Ondaatje Prize 2020 announced on April 20, 2020.…View More Jumoke Verissimo on Royal Society of London’s Ondaatje Prize 2020 shortlist.
Angela Makholwa’s novel The Blessed Girl is on Comedy Women in Print Prize longlist announced today, April 20, 2020. The Comedy Women in Print Prize…View More Angela Makholwa’s “The Blessed Girl” on UK’s Comedy Women in Print Prize longlist.
The African Speculative Society’s Nommo Awards 2020 nominees were announced on Sunday, April 19, 2020. The Nommo Awards were introduced by the African Speculative Society…View More African Speculative Society’s Nommo Awards 2020 nominees announced.
Namwali Serpell and Marlon James were announced winners at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 on Friday, April 17, 2020. The Los Angeles Times…View More Namwali Serpell, Marlon James win Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019.
The finalists for the Orange Book Award in Africa 2020 were announced on March 5, 2020. The Orange Book in Africa Award was launched in…View More Orange Book Award in Africa 2020 finalists announced.
Abdelouahab Aissaoui’s novel The Spartan Court won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2020 today, April 14, 2020. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction, founded…View More Abdelouahab Aissaoui is International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2020 winner.
Bernardine Evaristo’s novel Girl, Woman, Other is in the running for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, The Ferro-Grumley Award, British Book Awards, and the…View More Bernardine Evaristo nominated for literary awards across the world.
Akwaeke Emezi’s debut novel Freshwater was announced the winner of the Otherwise Award 2019 on April 11, 2020. The Otherwise Award celebrates science fiction, fantasy,…View More Akwaeke Emezi’s “Freshwater” is the Otherwise Award 2019 winner.