Tag: Nnedi Okorafor

  • African, African American finalists at Edgar Awards 2021.

    African, African American finalists at Edgar Awards 2021.

    Nnedi Okorafor, Maaza Mengiste, Kwei Quartey, Elisabeth Thomas, and Alyssa Cole are finalists of the Edgar Awards 2021 announced on January 25, 2021. Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime-writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. It is dedicated to…

  • Nnedi Okorafor, Ebony Flowers are Eisner Awards 2020 winners.

    Nnedi Okorafor, Ebony Flowers are Eisner Awards 2020 winners.

    Nnedi Okorafor and Ebony Flowers won at the Eisner Awards 2020 announced on July 25, 2020. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly shortened to the Eisner Awards, are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic books, sometimes referred to as the comics industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. They are named in honour…

  • Nnedi Okorafor, Ebony Flowers are Eisner Awards 2020 nominees.

    Nnedi Okorafor, Ebony Flowers are Eisner Awards 2020 nominees.

    Nnedi Okorafor and Ebony Flowers are nominees for the Eisner Awards 2020 announced on June 4, 2020. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly shortened to the Eisner Awards, are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic books, sometimes referred to as the comics industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. They are named in…

  • Bassey Ikpi, Nnedi Okorafor are US’ Audiobook of the Year 2020 finalists.

    Bassey Ikpi, Nnedi Okorafor are US’ Audiobook of the Year 2020 finalists.

    Bassey Ikpi and Nnedi Okorafor are finalists at the US’ Audiobook of the Year 2020, or the Audies 2020, announced on February 3, 2020.  Also making the finals are Colson Whitehead and Ta Nehisi Coates. Since 1996, the Audie Awards has been awarded annually by the American Audio Publishers Association for audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.…

  • Nnedi Okorafor gets two nominations at Hugo Awards 2019 finalists.

    Nnedi Okorafor gets two nominations at Hugo Awards 2019 finalists.

    The Hugo Awards 2019 finalists were announced on April 2, 2019. Of the many categories listed, Nnedi Okorafor features in two different ones. The Hugo Awards are given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering…

  • Nnedi Okorafor’s “Binti: Night Masquerade” up for Goodreads Choice Awards 2018.

    Nnedi Okorafor’s “Binti: Night Masquerade” up for Goodreads Choice Awards 2018.

    Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti: Night Masquerade is up for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2018. If you get a minute, please vote for our colleague. The Goodreads Choice Awards are a yearly award program, first launched on Goodreads in 2009, celebrating the best in writing around the world. The winners have been “the usual suspects” in the…

  • Nnedi Okorafor’s “Lagune” wins Germany’s Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2017.

    Nnedi Okorafor’s “Lagune” wins Germany’s Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2017.

    Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagune, a German translation of Lagoon¸ is a recipient of the Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2017. The prize is handed out annually to the best German science fiction works and translations. The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis started in 1981, named after the science fiction author Kurd Laßwitz, is the best-known science fiction award from Germany. The foreign-language…

  • Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti Trilogy new hardcover editions for July.

    Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti Trilogy new hardcover editions for July.

    The hardcover editions of Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti trilogy books with new covers as set to be unveiled in July 2018. In 2015, Nnedi Okorafor unveiled Binti, the story of a Himba girl who leaves her people to seek her place among the stars at the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. That book…

  • African Speculative Fiction Society’s Nommo Awards 2018 shortlists announced

    African Speculative Fiction Society’s Nommo Awards 2018 shortlists announced

    The Nommo Awards 2018 shortlists for the best novel, novella, short story and graphic novel by an African this year have been announced. The Nommo Awards are an initiative of the African Speculative fiction Society. The Nommo Awards were introduced by the African Speculative Fiction Society to cast a much needed focus on the writing…

  • Nnedi Okorafor makes Hugo Awards 2018 shortlists

    Nnedi Okorafor makes Hugo Awards 2018 shortlists

    Nnedi Okorafor’s two books Binti: Home and Akata Warrior are on the Hugo Awards 2018 shortlist announced on March 31, 2018. The two have been shortlisted in the best novella and The World Science Fiction Society Award for Best Young Adult Book. The Hugo Awards. These are the literary awards initially named the Science Fiction…

  • Kimani, Adebayo, Okorafor, Noah make New York Times Notable Books of 2017

    Kimani, Adebayo, Okorafor, Noah make New York Times Notable Books of 2017

    Peter Kimani, Ayobami Adebayo, Nnedi Okorafor, and Trevor Noah have made the New York Times Notable Books of 2017. The New York Times, a US newspaper based in New York City, is one of the most important books in the literary world. Apart from being a publication that covers the literary scene in the US…

  • Nommo Awards 2017 awarded at the Ake Festival 2017

    Nommo Awards 2017 awarded at the Ake Festival 2017

    The Nommo Awards 2017 were handed out at the opening ceremony of the Ake Festival 2017.In 2016, the African Speculative Fiction Society announced itself on the African literary scene with a new initiative they called the Nommo Awards. The new awards were aimed at recognising works of speculative fiction by Africans, defined as “science fiction,…

  • Ama Ata Aidoo for Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017

    Ama Ata Aidoo for Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017

    The Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017 will take place at the Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta on November 14-18, 2017. This year’s theme is “This F-Word” and conversations will focus largely on creative women doing amazing things both on the African continent and beyond. Time really flies when you are having fun. It…

  • Nnedi Okorafor‘s ‘Who Fears Death’ for US TV network HBO

    Nnedi Okorafor‘s ‘Who Fears Death’ for US TV network HBO

    Nnedi Okorafor‘s Who Fears Death is set to be adapted for the small screen on US TV network HBO. Who Fears Death is a novel with science fiction and fantasy elements by Nnedi Okorafor, published in 2010 by DAW, an imprint of Penguin Books and highly regarded in the African literary scene. It also got…

  • Nnedi Okorafor makes Arthur C Clark Award 2016 Shortlist

    Nnedi Okorafor makes Arthur C Clark Award 2016 Shortlist

    Nnedi Okorafor is on the shortlist for the Arthur C Clark Award 2016 for her novel The Book of Phoenix. The Arthur C. Clarke Award is the most prestigious award for science fiction in Britain for a book first published in the United Kingdom. The award, established with a generous grant given by Sir Arthur…