Our Lady of the Nile, the first novel by Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga, which was translated by UEA alumna Melanie Mauthner, has been shortlisted for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award. The novel was originally published by Gallimard in France in 2012, and Melanie’s translation is published by Archipelago Books of New York. Melanie (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2007, having previously read Modern Languages at Wadham College, Oxford. She has published short stories and poems in magazines and anthologies and performs as part of the London writers’ collective, Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. She obtained a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013 to translate Scholastique Mukasonga’s collection L’Iguifou and is currently translating her novel, Notre-Dame du Nil. The winner of the International Dublin Literary Award, which is worth €100,000, will be announced on 9th June.