The Longlist for the 2016 Etisalat Prize For Literature Has Been Announced

20 Nov 2016

Congratulations to PEN SA members Jen Thorpe, Jacqui L’Ange and Unathi Magubeni, who have been longlisted for the 2016 Etisalat Prize For Literature!

Thorpe has been longlisted for The Peculiars, L’Ange for The Seed Thief and Magubeni for The Star Child.

The announcement was made by Helon Habila, chair of the 2016 judging panel. The longlist is made up of entries from first-time authors whose books were published in the past 24 months.

Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria Matthew Willsher praised the carefully moderated selection process, saying: “The novels in this year’s longlist represent a good number of African publishing companies. Each novel reflects a very interesting and dynamic perspective that will provoke intense conversations about different personal and societal issues.”

The judging panel will now three authors for the shortlist, which will be unveiled in December.

See the full longlist on Books LIVE

(Image courtesy of the Etisalat Prize for Literature)