The Peculiars has been long-listed for the Etisalat Prize

I received the absolute best news yesterday. The Peculiars is one of 9 books (6 South African, 3 Nigerian) to be long listed for the Etisalat prize for Literature. I am extremely honoured to have been considered and humbled to have been long listed alongside writers whom I respect and whose writing I enjoy so much.

The long list includes the following 9 books:

  • The Yearning by Mohale Mashigo (Pan Macmillan, South Africa)
  • Piggy Boy’s Blues by Nakhane Toure (BlackBird Books, imprint of Jacana Media, South Africa)
  • The Peculiars by Jen Thorpe (Penguin Random House, South Africa)
  • Dub Steps by Andrew Miller (Jacana Media, South Africa)

I wish everyone the best of luck and congratulations!