Man Booker Prize shortlisted author Neel Mukherjee is among the judges for the 2015 Caine Prize, given to the best African short story written in English.
Mukherjee joins a panel chaired by South African author Zoë Wicomb, journalist Zeinab Badawi, the University of Georgetown's Cóilín Parsons and Caine Prize 2004 winner Brian Chikwava.
The panel was announced today (21st November) at the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. They will meet in April next year to agree on a shortlist of stories, with each selected writer winning £500, and the overall winner, who receives £10,000, will be announced in Oxford on 6th July 2015. The five shortlisted stories will be published as a collection by New Internationalist in the UK, and by publishers in eight African countries.