Exciting news that the French literary award, the Prix Orange du Livre, will be celebrating its tenth year by launching a new award aimed at African authors. You can see more in this article (in French).

For this first year of the award, editors must submit works that were published between 1 January 2017 and 30 October 2018. Those submissions must be completed by 30 November 2018.

The winners will be announced in February 2019.

There have been some exciting new voices in African literature in English. Although I love to read in French, I am less familiar with French African literary voices, so I’ll look forward to learning about the winners of this award and discovering new African literature from francophone Africa.

Great to see this new award that will recognize these new voices, and hopefully introduce us all to the exciting literature emerging from francophone Africa!