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Guardian First Book Award Shortlist Announced

NoViolet Buluwayo's "We Need New Names" is shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award - peoplewhowrite

NoViolet Buluwayo

UPDATE: Donal Ryan won Guardian‘s First Book Award on November 28, 2013.

NoViolet Buluwayo’s lauded debut We Need New Names has earned a spot on the Guardian First Book Award Shortlist, joining The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan, Sex and the Citadel by Shereen El Feki, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, and Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach in contention for the £10,000 prize. Buluwayo’s novel also made the Man Booker Shortlist; Ryan’s was longlisted.

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