Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shortlist for the 11th Caine Prize

On April 26, 2010, the shortlist for the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing was announced. The Caine Prize, widely known as the ‘African Booker’ and regarded as Africa’s leading literary award, is now in its eleventh year

Chair Judge
The Chair Judge for this year's award, The Economist literary editor Fiammetta Rocco, said: "Africa has much to be proud of in these five writers. Not only are their stories all confident, ambitious and skillfully written, each one boasts an added dimension – a voice, character or particular emotional connection – that makes it uniquely powerful."

Joining Fiammetta on the judging panel this year are Granta deputy editor Ellah Allfrey, Professor Jon Cook of the University of East Anglia, and Georgetown University professor Samantha Pinto.

Entries
Selected from 115 entries from 13 African countries, the shortlist is once again a reflection of the Caine Prize’s pan-African reach. 

Award
The winner of the £10,000 prize is to be announced at a celebratory dinner at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, on Monday 5 July.

The 2010 shortlist comprises:
Read the full article at the Caine website here...

PS: The award was won by Olufemi Terry (Sierra Leone) for Stickfighting Days... click here

6 comments:

  1. I'm going to keep my eye on this prize and read the winner. Thanks for letting us know about it!

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  2. Congratulations to Olufemi Terry, 2010 winner, and the other nominees! Olufemi Terry's 'Stickfighting Days', along with the four other nominated stories and stories written at this year’s Caine Prize workshop, is published in the book Life in Full and other stories, now available from New Internationalist Publications (http://www.newint.org/publications/caine-prize-2010/). To read about the winning story, please visit http://www.newint.org//publications/news/2010/07/06/caine-prize-2010-winner-announced/

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  3. Thanks Brianna... for giving us this information. This is what this blog is all about.

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  4. the link to http://www.caineprize.com/pdf/2010_Serpell.pdf does not appear to be working

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