30/11/2017

Naomi Alderman and Ayobami Adebayo selected for New York Times books of the year list

Novels by two UEA alumni have been included in the New York Times list of 100 notable books of 2017. They are Stay With Me (Canongate), the debut novel by Ayobami Adebayo (pictured), who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2014, and The Power (Viking), the fourth novel by 2003 MA graduate Naomi Alderman, which has also been chosen by the New York Times as one of the 10 best books of the year. Both novels were nominated for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, which was won by The Power.

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