Tue, 03/07/2012 - 08:30
Nigerian author Rotimi Babatunde has won the 13th Caine Prize for African Writing. The writer was awarded £10,000 at the award dinner last night (2nd July) at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Babatunde won the prize, which is awarded every year for African creative writing, for his short story Bombay's Republic....
Thu, 26/04/2012 - 14:52
Man Booker-winning Nigerian author Ben Okri has been announced as the new vice-president of the Caine Prize for African Writing.
Zimbabwean Ellah Allfrey, deputy editor of Granta, steps into the role of deputy chair of the prize, which is Africa’s leading literary award.
Chairman of the...
Tue, 02/08/2011 - 08:52
Lizzy Attree has been appointed as the new administrator of the Caine Prize for African Writing.
She replaces Nick Elam, who has been the prize's administrator since its inception in 1999. Jonathan Taylor, chairman of the prize, said: “Lizzy is a worthy successor who will bring new and fresh ideas to the prize at a...
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 07:36
Nigerian author E C Osondu has won the £10,000 2009 Caine Prize for African Writing, the 10th year of the prize.
His story, "Waiting", from the October 2008 issue of Guernicamag.com, was pronounced "powerfully written with not an ounce of fat on it—and deeply moving" by chair of judges, New Statesman...
Thu, 14/05/2009 - 06:42
The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has been announced, with four titles up for the prize plus two highly commended by the judges.
The prize, known as the "African Booker" is worth £10,000; the winner will be announced at a dinner at the Bodleian Library...
Tue, 08/07/2008 - 07:52
South African novelist Henrietta Rose-Innes was named the winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. She won the award for her story "Poison", which was published in the anthology Africa Pens, and takes a £10,000 prize, reports the BBC.
The other four writers on the shortlist were Mohammed Naseehu Ali (Ghana...
Wed, 07/05/2008 - 07:37
Authors from South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Malawi have made it on to the shortlist for this year's "African Booker", the £10,000 Caine prize for the best short story in English by an African writer. The five stories to make the cut were drawn from more than 90 entries from 17 countries, reports the Guardian.