Author, Researcher, Peace & Conflict Professional


  • 2016/2017 apexart New York City (NYC) Fellow
  • 2014 Winner Burt Award for African Literature, Kenya Chapter
  • 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing nominee
  • Ist Prize, Adult Fiction Category – NBDCK  Literary Awards, September 2008 Book Week

Zimbabwean author Petina Gappah is on a roll! She has today made it to the short-list of the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Petina is also currently on the long-list of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction - see more here:  2016 longlistFrom today’s announcement, six authors from five countries make up the short-list for this year’s award. The winner will be announced at a gala dinner at Stationers’ Hall in London on Friday, April 22. The £30,000 award now in its seventh year is also the world’s richest prize for a single short story. 

The 2016 Short-list

Alix Christie – The Dacha

Colum McCann – What Time Is It Now, Where Are You?

Edith Pearlman – Unbeschert

Jonathan Tel – The Human Phonograph

Nicholas Ruddock – The Phosphorescence

Petina Gappah – The News of her Death


The full long-list released last month:


·         “Backcountry” by Maggie Shipstead

·         “Clap Hands” by Thomas Morris

·         “Poppies in the Snow” by Madhulika Liddle

·         “The Dacha” by Alix Christie

·         “The Elector of Nossnearly” by Rob Magnuson Smith

·         “The Glass Woman” by Deborah Levy

·         “The Human Phonograph” by Jonathan Tel

·         “The Master Swordsman” by Marcel Theroux

·         “The News of Her Death” by Petina Gappah

·         “The Phosphoresence” by Nicholas Ruddock

·         “What Time is it Now?” by Colum McCann

 ·         “Unbeschert” by Edith Pearlman


Congrats to the writers!




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