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PREVIOUS WINNERS

2009 winner: E C OSONDU

E C Osondu

EC Osondu won the Caine Prize 2009 for his story “Waiting”, from Guernicamag.com.

 

He has won the Allen and Nirelle Galso Prize for Fiction and his story “A Letter from Home” was judged one of The Top Ten Stories on the Internet in 2006.  In 2007 his story “Jimmy Carter's Eyes” was shortlisted for the Caine Prize. 

 

His debut short story collection Voice of America was published by Harper Collins in 2010 and Granta Books in 2011. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Providence College, Rhode Island, USA.

 

Read E C Osondu's winning story here


PREVIOUSLY SHORTLISTED WRITERS


Workshop Participants
Among participants in the Caine Prize African Writers’ workshops, which have taken place annually since 2003, Eritrean writer Sulaiman Addonia’s first novel, The Consequences of Love, was published by Chatto & Windus in 2008, and Petina Gappah had a collection of her short stories, set in her native Zimbabwe and named for her Caine Prize workshop story An Elegy for Easterly, published by Faber and Faber in 2009. Niq Mhlongo has published three novels Dog Eat Dog (Kwela, 2004), After Tears (Kwela, 2007) and Way Back Home (2013) and Siphiwo Mahala published a novella When a Man Cries (UKZN Press, 2007) and a collection of short stories African Delights (Jacana, 2011).  Yewande Omotoso, who participated in the 2012 workshop in South Africa, had her debut novel Bom Boy (Modjaji Books, 2011) won the South African Literary Award for First Time Author and was shortlisted for the South African Sunday Times Fiction Award 2012.