NoViolet Bulawayo's debut novel, We Need New Names, was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize and Glory was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2022.

We Need New Names was also shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and won a Betty Trask Award, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, the Etisalat Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She has also won the Caine Prize for African Writing and a National Book Award’s ‘5 Under 35’. Bulawayo grew up in Zimbabwe and when she was eighteen she moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan. She earned her MFA at Cornell University, and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where she taught fiction. She currently writes full-time, from wherever she finds herself.

Main photograph © Zinyange Auntony/New York Times/Redux/eyevine

All nominated books

Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo
We Need New Names