Zimbabwean Author NoViolet Bulawayo Makes Short List For Britain’s Booker Prize

NoViolet Bulawayo is a Zimbabwean author. She is currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
NoViolet Bulawayo is a Zimbabwean author. She is currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. (Smeeta Mahanti/Courtesy Reagan Arthur Books)

According to npr.com, the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize, Britain’s most prestigious literary award, was announced today.  Among the short listers was We Need New Names author and Stanford University fellow NoViolet Bulawayo.  Although the Booker Prize is limited to writers from the British Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland, the list skews international, and includes novelists from Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Canada. The complete shortlist is:

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo 
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton 
Harvest by Jim Crace 
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri 
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 
The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín

 article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson

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