The Shortlist


The names on the shortlist of the 2018 edition of The Cain Prize have been made known. The writers come from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. This is not a great surprise, for it seems that these countries have the liveliest literary scene in Africa. One of the Nigerian writers lives in Chicago (USA) and … Continue reading The Shortlist

2015 BSFA Awards Longlists Announced


There is no end to celebrating authors and books. Sometimes it happens when  you read a book in your own chair and you celebrate in silence. You can celebrate when you talk about a book that stirred you with a friend or neighbour. Another way is a longlist and a shortlist, leading up to a … Continue reading 2015 BSFA Awards Longlists Announced