Saturday, January 3, 2009

New African Literature Prize

This is really hot! Penguin launches African prize

This is real good news! Penguin has launched an African writing prize and a Penguin African Writers series in 2009.

The initiatives will mark the 20th anniversary of Penguin publishing in the South African market. The prize will be for unpublished work and will have two categories, fiction and non-fiction, with SA R50, 000 (£3,143) and a publishing contract with Penguin South Africa on offer to each winner.

The Penguin African Writers series will be developed in conjunction with Heinemann. Our own Chinua Achebe will act as senior editorial advisor to the series.


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