Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ben Okri is the Next Nigerian Writer Who Deserves the Nobel Prize in Literature

Ben Okri.

The next Nigerian most likely to win the Nobel Prize in Literature is Ben Okri, who is still the youngest winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction for his third novel The Famished Road (1991) when he was only 32. He is the only Nigerian writer since the first African Nobel Laureate in Literature Wole Soyinka I can say is AWESOME!

Bibliography

2012
Wild, Rider Books
2011
Time for New Dreams, Rider Books
2009
Tales Of Freedom, Rider Books
2007
Starbook, Rider Books
2002
In Arcadia, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1999
Mental Fight, Phoenix House
1998
Infinite Riches
, Phoenix House
1997
Way of Being Free, Phoenix House
1996
Dangerous Love
, Phoenix House
1995
Birds of Heaven, Orion
1995
Astonishing the Gods, Phoenix House
1993
Songs of Enchantment, Cape
1992
An African Elegy  ,Cape
1991
The Famished Road, Cape
1988
Stars of the New Curfew, Secker & Warburg
1986
Incidents at the Shrine, Heinemann
1981
Landscapes within (Drumbeats, Longman
1980
Flowers and Shadows, Longman

Awards

2001
OBE
2000
Premio Palmi (Italy), Dangerous Love
1995
Crystal Award (World Economic Forum)
1994
Premio Grinzane Cavour (Italy), The Famished Road
1993
Chianti Ruffino-Antico Fattore International Literary Prize, The Famished Road
1991
Booker Prize for Fiction, The Famished Road
1988
Guardian Fiction Prize, Stars of the New Curfew, shortlist
1987
Paris Review/Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, Incidents at the Shrine
1987
Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region, Best Book), Incidents at the Shrine


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