(Updated 1 Dec 2020) This is a call for entries for the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing, a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition.
31 Jan 2018
- £10,000 prize
- Invitations to go to three literature festivals in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.
Short-listed candidates (up to five)
- £500 prize
- A travel award.
Winning and short-listed authors will also be invited to participate in writers’ workshops in Africa, London and elsewhere as resources permit.
Credit: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018
Date Added: 23 Jan 2018
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