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The Caine Prize is now in its twelfth year. The judges panel is chaired by award-winning Libyan novelist Hisham Matar. Joining him are Granta deputy editor Ellah Allfrey, Georgetown University Professor of English David Gewanter, publisher, film and travel writer Vicky Unwin, and the award-winning author Aminatta Forna.

126 qualifying stories have been submitted from 17 African countries and the panel have announced the following 5 authors for the shortlist:

  • NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Hitting Budapest
  • Beatrice Lamwaka (Uganda), Butterfly Dreams
  • Tim Keegan (South Africa), What Molly Knew
  • Lauri Kubuitsile (Botswana), In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata
  • David Medalie (South Africa), The Mistress's Dog

You can read the stories on the Caine Prize website. The five shortlisted authors will be attending the following events in July 2011:

  • Shortlist Readings at the Royal Overseas League, London: 8 July, 7pm.
  • Shortlist Readings at the Southbank Centre, London: 10 July, 7pm. Book tickets
  • Awards Dinner at Bodleian Library, Oxford: 11 July
  • British Museum, London: 13 July, 12.45pm. Book free tickets

A co-publishing arrangement between the Caine Prize and New Internationalist, Cassava Republic in Nigeria, Jacana Media in South Africa and Kwani? in Kenya.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 194 mm x 130 mm
Page extent: 256
Publication date: 1 July 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1-906523-86-2

Date added: April 19, 2011

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