12/02/2018

Ayobami Adebayo longlisted for Wellcome Book Prize

Stay With Me, the debut novel by UEA alumna Ayobami Adebayo, has been longlisted for this year’s Wellcome Book Prize, days after being nominated for the 2018 Dylan Thomas Prize. Ayobami (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2014 and was the recipient of a full-fees International Scholarship. Stay With Me was published by Canongate in the UK and Knopf in the USA last year, and translation rights have been sold to a range of overseas publishers. In 2017 it was shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. The shortlist for the Wellcome Book Prize will be announced on 20th March, with the winner revealed on 30th April.

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