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.