ADICHIE WINS AMERICAN NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WITH “AMERICANAH”

Chimamanda Adichie
Chimamanda Adichie

Internationally acclaimed Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has won the American National Book Critics Circle award with her third novel, Americanah.

Adichie received the award on Thursday at a ceremony held in Manhattan, United States. Other winners of the prestigious literary award include Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital which won the Nonfiction Prize; Amy Wilentz’s Farewell, Fred Voodoo, which received the Autobiography Prize and Frank Bidart’s Metaphysical Dog  which clinched the Poetry Prize.

Others include Franco Moretti’s Distant Reading and Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena  which won The Criticism Prize and John Leonard Prize — a new award that honours the first book in any genre, respectively.

Meanwhile, Americanah, has also just been shortlisted for the Baileys women’s Fiction Prize — awarded annually in celebration of excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing throughout the world.

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