The 2020 SprinNG Women Authors Prize has been awarded to Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia for her debut novel The Son of the House.

The award, an initiative of literary organization SprinNG, invests up to ₦200,000 in the purchasing, distributing, and marketing of a winning book. Cheluchi was announced winner from a shortlist that included Azizah Idris M’s A Sackful of Wishes and Olaoluwa Oni’s The YNBA. 

Cheluchi shared the news on Twitter:

The Son of the House won the Best International Fiction Book Award category at the 2019 Sharjah International Book Fair. Last year, PenguinBooksSA announced a UK and Italian edition forthcoming from Europa Editions.

Congratulations to Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia!