Helon’s Prison Stories, which included his Caine Prize winning story, was re-edited as a novel by Penguin/Hamish Hamilton and republished as Waiting for an Angel. It won the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel (African Region) in March 2003 and was published by W W Norton in the States. The Observer named it one of the top five debut novels of 2002.
Helon’s second novel, Measuring Time, written as a writer in residence at the University of East Anglia, was also published by Penguin / Hamish Hamilton and W W Norton. Hamish Hamilton published his latest novel, Oil on Water, in August 2010 and Helon has just edited The Granta Book of the African Short Story. Helon now teaches creative writing at George Mason University, Virginia.
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