Bulawayo, NoViolet

NoViolet BulawayoNOVIOLET BULAWAYO was born, raised and schooled in Zimbabwe. She attended university in the USA, completing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Cornell University, in 2010 where her work was recognised with a Truman Capote Fellowship.

In 2011 she won the Caine Prize with her story ‘Hitting Budapest’, which became the opening chapter of her novel We Need New Names (Chatto and Windus, 2013) which was selected for the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist, making Bulawayo the first black African woman and the first Zimbabwean to be shortlisted for the prize.

Among other awards, she also won the Etisalat Prize for Literature and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. She is currently Writer in Residence at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

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