Chigozie Obioma was named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2015, after the huge impact of his debut novel.

The Fisherman won the inaugural Financial Times/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Award for Fiction; the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author; and the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction [Los Angeles Times Book Prizes]. It was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2015, as well as for several other prizes in the UK and US.

All nominated books

The Fishermen
An Orchestra of Minorities