In this short article a thought on writing a short fiction piece, probably including a short character. The writer Lesley Nneka Arimah writes in a few words how to create a character. Not an easy job, but let us read her short exposé.
Many readers appreciate a meeting with a writer, hopefulklt t6heir favourite writer. When a writer publishes a new book there are opportunities to attend a signature session, a launch or another occassion. A Bookchat is one of those other opportunities. Readers, a prublishers, professional readers (socalled critics) meet a writer at a nice location. … Continue reading ‘It is not my responsibility to teach morals’
The National Book Foundation (United States of America) gives every year a list of five promising young writers an exposure by putting them on a list named “Five under 35”. Each winner gets $1,000. This year’s five are all women, and one of them is Lesley Nneka Arimah, who was raised in Nigeria, after she … Continue reading Minnesota writer Lesley Nneka Arimah named
Samira Sawlani has written a nice article on 10 books that have been published in 2017 by African literati, living in Africa or in the diaspora. When you want to make a start with updating your book collection this article is a good start. Read the article here.
The Nigerian (but based in the USA) writer Lesley Nneka Arimah talks to the magazine The Rumpus. In it she talks about her writing and her novel ‘What it means when a man falls from the sky’. You will find the interview here.
The word is out. The winners have been made known. There is not one winner. There is a winner for each region in the world, as long as it is within the commonwealth, I presume. Each winner gets £2500. Leila Aboulela, from Sudan, was one of the six writers who together made a shortlist. The winner … Continue reading 2015 commonwealth short story prize