Jacqui L’Ange Shortlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Literature

05 Jan 2017
Jacqui L’Ange Shortlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Literature

Congratulations to PEN SA member Jacqui L’Ange, whose novel The Seed Thief has been shortlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Literature.

The winner for the year 2016 of the Etisalat Prize for Literature will be unveiled at the Grand Finale in Lagos, in March 2017. The winner will receive £15,000, an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen, an Etisalat sponsored book tour to three African countries as well an Etisalat-sponsored fellowship at the University of East Anglia, mentored by Professor Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland.

The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first pan-African Prize that celebrates debut African writers of published book-length fiction. It is open solely to debut fiction writers from African countries resident anywhere in the world. Now in its fourth year, it is acknowledged as the most prestigious literary prize for African fiction. The Etisalat Prize for Literature also incorporates an award for Flash Fiction, which is an online-based competition for non-published African writers of short stories.

See the full shortlist on the Etisalat website

Image courtesy of Etisalat.

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