On Friday, NoViolet Bulawayo was named the winner of the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes for her book, We Need New Names.
Her debut We Need New Names was released in 2013, and was included in the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. This made her the first black African woman and the first Zimbabwean to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The book also won the Etisalat Prize for Literature and the Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award among other accolades.
Congratulations NoViolet Bulawayo.