Photograph: Teri Pengilley for The Guardian

Just when I thought I couldn’t get over the excitement of the Caine Prize workshop holding in Zambia, another Zimbabwean author Petina Gappah has made the shortlist of the United Kingdom’s 2016 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award considered to be the world’s richest prize for a single short story.

The prize goes to a story in English of up to 6,000 words, by an author from anywhere in the world who has been published in the UK or Ireland.

Six authors from five countries make up the shortlist for this year’s award, which comes with £30 000 prize money (about R657 000 in South African currency or N12,000,000 in Nigerian naira…Wooooahhh).

The winner will be announced in London on Friday, 22 April.

Find out more about the author here and the prize here


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