Chinua Achebe Wins 2nd Man Booker International Prize

achebe.jpgThe shortlist for the award included Carlos Fuentes, Doris Lessing, Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje and Amos Oz. Judge Nadine Gordimer called Achebe the “Father of Modern African Literature.” He will be awarded $118,500 and will receive his prize and a trophy at a ceremony on June 28 at Christ Church in Oxford, England. Click here for more.
Here is an interview with Achebe from 1991.

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