Nigerian novelists can apply for Chinua Achebe Literary Prize

THE Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) seeks entries for the maiden Chinua Achebe Prize for Fiction with a one-million- naira cash reward.

The maiden Prize would be awarded at the grand finale of the ANA @40 celebrations at Mamman Vatsa Writers Village Abuja in November 2021.

A statement signed by ANA General Secretary, Maik Ortserga, disclosed that the Prize, endowed by the Anambra State Government in honour of Achebe, is open to Nigerian novelists within and outside the country.

Ortserga, however, added that eligible novels must have been published between 2020 and 2021, also noting that only one novel per author will be considered in any one year.

According to Ortsega, the focus on fiction reflects Achebe’s efforts “to change the narratives and intensify the search for a better world.”

Interested novelists should send applications, including a letter from the publisher and six original published copies of the book, to the General Sec retary, ANA, KM 2, Mamman Vatsa Writers’ Village, Mpape, Abuja.


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