The judges for the Etisalat Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2015 have agreed on a shortlist.
One of the judges Zukiswa Wanner let the cat out of the bag via a facebook post.
“My fellow judges and I had mucho fun and discussions as we went from long to shortlist. If you’re looking for some holiday reads, I promise you, you won’t go wrong with this shortlist. Congratulations to:
Penny Busetto – The Story of Anna P as Told By Herself (Jacana)
Fiston Mwanza Mujila- Tram 83
Rehana Rossouw – What Will People Say”
There you have it, two South Africans, one Congolese and a big snub to Nigeria’s Chigozie Obioma whose The Fisherman many thought a huge favourite.
Last year’s prize was won by Songiziwe for his debut ay novel, Penumbra. The winner of the 2015 prize will be announced at a ceremony in Lagos in March 2016.