Category: Awards

  • Aminta Dupuis wins Iskanchi Book Prize 2024

    Aminta Dupuis wins Iskanchi Book Prize 2024

    Aminta Dupuis was declared the winner of the inaugural Iskanchi Book Prize, a manuscript prize open to African writers, on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Iskanchi Press and Magazine, founded by publisher, journalist, and writer Kenechi Uzor in 2020, has produced several literary magazine editions and numerous books. This year, the platform announced the Iskanchi Book…

  • Lambda Awards 2024 winners announced.

    Lambda Awards 2024 winners announced.

    The winners of the Lambda Awards 2024 were announced in New York, USA on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. These are the writers of African descent who won. The Lambda Literary Awards, or the “Lammys,” as they are known, are an award of Lambda Literary, the oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing Lesbian, Gay, Trans,…

  • Nommo Awards 2024 shortlists announced.

    Nommo Awards 2024 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for the African Speculative Fiction Society’s Nommo Awards 2024 were announced on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. In the African literary space, magical realism, Sci-Fi, horror, and graphic novels have been bunched together as “speculative fiction” by the African Speculative Fiction Society. That organisation introduced the Nommo Awards to celebrate these oft-side-lined genres in…

  • R.S.A Garcia is a Nebula Awards 2024 winner

    R.S.A Garcia is a Nebula Awards 2024 winner

    R.S.A Garcia won in the short story category at the Nebula Awards 2024 in Pasadena, USA on Sunday, June 9, 2024. The Nebula Awards, recognising the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States, were first held in 1966. They are organized and awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers…

  • Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse feted at Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro.

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse feted at Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro.

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse was feted at the Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro ceremony in Paris, France on Thursday, May 30, 2024 Madame Figaro is a French magazine supplement to the Saturday edition of the daily newspaper Le Figaro, focusing on and catering to women. Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro is a French literary…

  • Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    The longlist of the Toyin Fálọlá Prize 2024 was announced in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, June 6, 2024. The Toyin Fálọlá Prize is an award for short stories from Nigerian-based Lunaris aimed at honouring distinguished African scholar and foremost historian, Prof Toyin Fálọlá. It celebrates his endeavours and contributions to the advancement of African cultures,…

  • Shirley Jackson Awards 2023 nominees announced

    Shirley Jackson Awards 2023 nominees announced

    The nominees for the Shirley Jackson Awards 2023 were announced on Friday, June 7, 2024. Here are the writers of African descent among them. Shirley Hardie Jackson was an American writer known primarily for her works of horror and mystery. Her writing career spanned over two decades, during which she composed six novels, two memoirs,…

  • CANEX Prize for Publishing in Africa 2024 jury announced

    CANEX Prize for Publishing in Africa 2024 jury announced

    Dr. Wale Okediran, Edwige-Renée Dro, and Ashraf Aboul-Yazid are on the jury for the CANEX Prize for Publishing in Africa. The announcement was made on June 7, 2024. The CANEX Book Factory is a programme of events of the Creative Africa Nexus initiative of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) that is designed to spotlight and…

  • Tananarive Due, Jordan Peele win at Bram Stoker Awards 2024.

    Tananarive Due, Jordan Peele win at Bram Stoker Awards 2024.

    Tananarive Due and Jordan Peele won in their categories at the Bram Stoker Awards 2024 in San Diego, California, USA, on June 3, 2024. Abraham “Bram” Stoker (1847 – 1912) was an Irish author best known for writing the 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. In 1987, the Horror Writers Association of the USA set up…

  • Hemley Boum wins Prix littéraire des Sciences Po 2024.

    Hemley Boum wins Prix littéraire des Sciences Po 2024.

    Hemley Boum’s novel Le rêve du pêcheur won Prix littéraire des Sciences Po 2024 on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Sciences Po is France’s leading university for the social sciences offering degrees at the undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph. D. levels. This year, the university’s alumni association inaugurated Prix littéraire des Sciences Po (English: Sciences Po Literary…

  • Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2024 winners announced.

    Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2024 winners announced.

    Sami Tchak and Mamadou Samb won in their categories at Festival International de Littérature de Dakar 2023 in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday, June 1, 2024. The first edition of Festival International de Littérature de Dakar (Filid) (English: Dakar International Literary Festival) was hosted in Dakar, Senegal in 2022. It was attended by writers, literary critics,…

  • Prémio Literário Carlos Morgado 2024 semi-finalists announced.

    Prémio Literário Carlos Morgado 2024 semi-finalists announced.

    The semi-finalists for Mozambique’s Prémio Literário Carlos Morgado 2023 were announced in Maputo on Friday, May 31, 2024. Carlos Morgado was born in Tete City, Mozambique on July 9, 1946, and lived a full life starting with the independence struggle of the Southern African country. After independence, he played roles in the airline industry and…

  • Ehiorobo Derek, Kyle Okeke are Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 joint winners

    Ehiorobo Derek, Kyle Okeke are Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 joint winners

    Ehiorobo Derek and Kyle Okeke were declared joint-winners of the Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 on Friday, May 31, 2024. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize, founded by Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, was started in 2012 to revitalise African poetry and encourage a new generation of poets to get an international platform. Previous…

  • Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse wins Prix France Televisions 2024

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse wins Prix France Televisions 2024

    Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse’s memoir Le Convoi won at the Prix France Televisions 2024 in Paris, France on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, Prix France Televisions is an annual literary award rewarding authors of works published in French in recent literary news in both fiction and nonfiction since 1995. Previous winners have included Nathacha Appanah, Ali Zamir,…

  • Yepoka Yeebo wins UK’s Jhalak Prize 2024

    Yepoka Yeebo wins UK’s Jhalak Prize 2024

    Yepoka Yeebo was announced as the UK’s Jhalak Prize winner in London, UK on Thursday, May 30, 2024. The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour is an annual literary prize awarded to British or British-resident BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) writers created by writers Sunny Singh and Nikesh…