Penguin Prize for African Writing
Penguin Books announced a new literary award for writers from
the African continent.
The Penguin Prize for African Writing has two categories:
A previously unpublished full-length work of adult fiction and one of non-fiction.
The prize in each category will be R50 000 and a publishing contract with Penguin Books South Africa, with worldwide distribution via Penguin Group companies.
There are new writers from Africa for whom Penguin can provide a platform, and in so doing we hope to reflect and showcase the diversity of voices on our continent both at home and abroad.
Books to be considered for the non-fiction award will be serious narratives that examine and explore African issues and experiences for both local and international audiences in an engaging, thought provoking and enlightening way.
For the fiction prize the judges will be looking for novels of freshness and originality that represent the finest examples of contemporary fiction out of Africa.
The Penguin Prize for African Writing will give opportunities to reach new readers across Africa and bring talented and important writers to the attention of book lovers around the world.
Deadline: 30th January
For more information and application, visit: Penguin Prize For African Writing Website