She made it to the list of finalists for the famous Pulitzer Prizes, but in the end when the final names were announced she was missing from the list of winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes.
Her name and book were mentioned in the category ‘fiction’. She recounted a story about an expedition in the sixteenth century. A Moor was present and this book is his account.
The name of the the near-winner is Laila Lalami.