Tag: Folio Prize 2015

  • Akhil Sharma beats Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor to win Folio Prize 2015

    Akhil Sharma beats Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor to win Folio Prize 2015

    It’s been quite a journey following the Folio Prize this time around. I am an interested party. My pal Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was in the running for one of the richest prizes in world literature; UK pounds 40,000 for the best English Language novel for the year. I met Yvonne many moons ago. It was…

  • Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor makes Folio Prize 2015 shortlist

    Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor makes Folio Prize 2015 shortlist

    In December last year, I wrote a blog about The Folio Prize, the first major English language book prize open to writers from around the world published in the UK. When I mentioned it the interest for me was that there were three Africans on the list: South African author Damon Galgut, Ethiopian-born Mengestu Dinaw,…