- 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
2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Short-List Announced
- Written by Moraa Gitaa
Created: 14 April 2016
The 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist was announced yesterday and one of my favourite writers Petina Gappah who made the long-list announced last month has missed out! Petina is still in the running though for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize: http://shortstoryaward.co.uk/shortlists/2016
Another favourite, Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life has also been doing well and was on last year’s Man Booker Prize short-list: http://themanbookerprize.com/books/little-life
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 judging panel of lawyer and businesswoman Margaret Mountford, writer and journalist, Laurie Penny; award-winning author Elif Shafak, singer-songwriter and author Tracey Thorn and broadcast journalist, Naga Munchetty announced the short-list last evening.
“After a long and often passionate debate we are proud to present our 2016 short-list,” said Margaret Mountford, chair of judges. “Our choices reflect a really diverse mix of brilliant writing from new and established authors around the world and we hope that everyone will find much to enjoy in them.”
The 2016 Short-list:
This year’s judges will now debate the short-list and pick the final winner which will be announced at an awards ceremony held in the Royal Festival Hall on 8 June 2016.
Congratulations to the short-listed writers!