NoViolet Bulawayo’s debut novel shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013

Congrats from Open Book Fest to NoViolet Bulawayo for being shortlisted on the Man Booker Prize list 2013.

10 SEPTEMBER 2013, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Summary
The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2013 was announced this morning, and we are very excited to announce that We Need New Names, the debut novel by NoViolet Bulawayo is one of the six books on the shortlist.

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2013 was announced this morning, and we are very excited to announce that We Need New Names, the debut novel by NoViolet Bulawayo is one of the six books on the shortlist.

The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and fulfilling one of the objectives of the prize - to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction - the shortlisted authors will enjoy a dramatic increase in book sales worldwide.

NoViolet is currently in South Africa to promote her book. For any interview requests, contact Ryno Posthumus on rynop@randomstruik.co.za.

The winner will be announced on the 15th October 2013.

Visit www.randomstruik.co.za for more information.

Quotes
""Bulawayo’s use of contemporary culture, as well as her fearless defense of the immigrant experience through honouring the cadence of spoken language, sets this book apart." " Oprah magazine
""Stunning novel... remarkably talented author." " Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
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About Open Book Festival

Open Book Cape Town is an annual literary festival, the first of which happened in 2011. Dates for Open Book 2013 are 7 – 11 September. The hubs will once again be the Fugard Theatre and much-loved indie bookshop, The Book Lounge.

When Mervyn Sloman and Ben Williams started talking about creating a festival, they had in mind around 60 literary events over 5 days featuring about 15 top international as well as some of the best South Africans writing today. Due to the incredible support Open Book received, that quickly grew into a festival that now includes over 100 events, featuring over 100 authors.

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