Thursday, 1 July 2010
KENYAN SHORLISTED FOR PENGUIN WRITERS PRIZE
Moraa Gitaa, a Kenya based writer who on occasion corresponds for Mshale is on a shortlist of thirteen authors gunning for the inaugural Penguin Prize for African Writing.
She is the cover girl on the latest issue of True Love.
The Penguin Group in announcing the shortlisted authors said it received approximately 250 submissions in the fiction category and 50 in the non-fiction category from around Africa.
The literary awards are for "previously unpublished full-length work of adult fiction and one of non-fiction." Gitaa's entry is in the fiction category.
Winners will be announced in September and each category winner will receive the
equivalent of US$6,500 and a publishing contract from the Penguin Group.