This Saturday, 26 Sept, I’m very happy to be attending the Small Wonder Short Story Festival in Charleston (near Lewes, E Sussex). I’ll be discussing the the Caine Prize for African Writing with author Leila Aboulela in a discussion chaired by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (editor, critic and Caine Prize board member).
The Caine Prize, launched in 2000, highlights the richness and diversity of African writing, focusing on the short story. Leila Aboulela won the first Caine Prize. Her new novel, The Kindness of Enemies, is published this August. Henrietta Rose-Innes won the Prize in 2008.
The full festival programme runs 23-27 Sept.