Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Awarded 2020 Lannan Literary Fellowship

Zimbabwean born author Novuyo Rosa Tshuma has won the prestigious 2020 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction. The fellowship awarded by the Lannan Foundation since 1989, is part of the Lannan Literary Awards which are a series of awards and literary fellowships recognizing writers who have made significant contributions to English-language literature. 

Tshuma is the author of the novel “House of Stone,” winner of the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award for Fiction with a Sense of Place and the 2019 Bulawayo Arts Award for Outstanding Fiction. The novel was also listed for the 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, the 2019 Dylan Thomas Prize, the 2019 Rathbones Folio Prize and the 2020 Balcones Fiction Prize. 

Novuyo has been recognized as one of the most promising writers from Africa under the age of 40.

Source: University of Houston

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