Nigerian author, Helon Habila has been nominated as a finalist for the 2012 Orion Book Award for his latest novel, Oil on Water.
There are five finalists nominated for the award:
1. Fire Season, by Philip Connors (Ecco)
2. Oil on Water by Helon Habila (W.W. Norton & Co.)
3. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell (Vintage)
4. The View from Lazy Point, by Carl Safina (Picador)
5. Raising Elijah, by Sandra Steingraber (De Capo)
The Orion Book Award is given annually to a book that addresses the human relationship with the natural world in a fresh, thought provoking, and engaging manner.
The winner will be announced on May 3rd, 2012.
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