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Africans galore on International Dublin Literary Award 2016 longlist

The International Dublin Literary Award, formerly known as the IMPAC Award, is the richest in the world for a single work of fiction in English with the winner going home with €100 000. If the winning book is a translation, the author receives €75 000 and the translator €25 000. Just like last year, there […]

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Top Names in Washington Post’s top 50 fiction books for 2014

I really should have flagged this Top Fiction Books by the Washington Post in November but I somehow missed out on it. I really just discovered the list when some pals forwarded to me a link of one Ayelet Waldman who was #WhiningWhileWhite that she had failed to included in the notable books of the […]

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Dinaw Mengestu makes New York Times 100 notable books

The New York Times has unveiled their 100 notable books of 2014 and there is novel by a name readers of this blog are familiar with; Dinaw Mengestu. Mengestu entered our consciousness for the first time when he was a guest of our Storymoja Hay Festival in 2012 and we have been stalking him following […]