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Adichie’s novel voted ‘winner of winners’

  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ has been announced the Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’.

‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is voted the ‘winner of winners’ of the Women’s Prize for Fiction in a public vote 13 years after she won the award.

As part of their 25-anniversary celebrations, the organisers of the prize said they were looking to see the “winner of winners” selected by a popular vote from readers since the prize’s inception in 1996.

Adichie said: “I’m especially moved to be voted ‘Winner of Winners’ because this is the Prize that first brought a wide readership to my work – and has also introduced me to the work of many talented writers.”

She will be presented with a silver edition of the Prize’s annual statuette, known as the ‘Bessie’, which was originally created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven as part of the gift of an anonymous donor.

It will be an online event on December 6, 2020.

Adichie’s ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ follows the lives of several characters in the Nigerian civil war.

It beat 25 titles, including Zadie Smith’s ‘On Beauty’ and Lionel Shriver’s ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’.

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