We are beyond delighted to share the news that Arinze Ifeakandu has won prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut story collection, God’s Children Are Little Broken Things.
The prize, which recognises literary works by authors aged 39 or under, is one of the most prestigious awards for young writers in the world. The chair of judges, books editor at BBC Audio Di Speirs, said Ifeakandu’s collection “shines with maturity, the writing bold, refreshing and exacting but never afraid to linger and to allow characters and situations to develop and change, so that the longer stories are almost novels in themselves”.
Previous winners include Patricia Lockwood, Raven Leilani, Bryan Washington, Guy Gunaratne, Kayo Chingonyi and Max Porter.
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