Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has broken yet another boundary after becoming the first Nigerian to be awarded the Mary McCarthy Prize for her thought-provoking novels and charismatic public presence.
Ms. Adichie attended the Mary McCarthy Prize in Bard College as a special guest.
The Mary McCarthy Prize in short fiction includes a $2,000 cash award, publication of a collection of short stories, novellas, or a short novel, and a standard royalty contract.
The McCarthy award which is named after famous novelist Mary McCarthy who taught at Bard for a year.
Some other notable recipients of the award are Zadie Smith, Mona Simpson, Susan Sontag and Margaret Atwood (the author of The Handmaid’s Tale).
SOURCE :African Spotlight