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:
Super chuffed! The Son of the House has won the SprinNG Women Authors Prize! Thank you @the_swapng for a marvellous initiative! Thanks to all bringing this book to the world @Parresiabooks @PenguinBooksSA @MariaZuppardi @EdizioniEO @EuropaEdUK @scalexf @rollwithheather @Lennlit https://t.co/HG26fcMnw9
— Cheluchi Onyemelukwe (@Cheluchi_O) January 15, 2021
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!