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.
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.
The African Literature Association 2020 Conference has been cancelled over Coronavirus concerns. Coronavirus concerns have continued being at the centre of world activities in the…View More Coronavirus: African Literature Association 2020 Conference cancelled.
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.
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.
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s novel Patsy is on the US’ Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 shortlist announced on February 19, 2020. The Aspen Words Literary Prize is…View More Nicole Dennis-Benn on US’ Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 shortlist.
Maaza Mengiste and Namwali Serpell are finalists at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 announced on February 19, 2020. Also on the list are…View More Maaza Mengiste, Namwali Serpell are Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2019 finalists.
José Eduardo Agualusa was revealed as the headliner of Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 on Friday, February 14, 2020. In 2018, African writers met for…View More José Eduardo Agualusa is Berlin’s African Book Festival 2020 headliner.
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.
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.
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.