This is what makes being a publisher so exciting, you:
receive an unsolicited manuscript
think it is very good
publish it so that it becomes a talented writer’s debut novel
go all the way to Cape Town to launch it, then
hear that this novel has been shortlisted for an important literary prize!
That’s the story of Finding Soutbek by Karen Jennings which has been shortlisted for the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature. The first Pan-African literary prize created to recognize and reward debut fiction writers in Africa.
The winner will be announced at a grand award ceremony in Lagos on Sunday, 23 February 2014.
Many congratulations to Karen Jennings, her debut novel Finding Soutbek is a wonderful thought-provoking tale of present-day South Africa.
Here is a lovely picture of Karen being interviewed about Finding Soutbek during her recent writer’s residency in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
For publicity material or copies of the book please contact the publisher.