Lesley Nneka Arimah’s short story “Skinned”, published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, was awarded the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing. Dr. Peter Kimani, chair of the Caine Prize judging panel, said: “Lesley Nneka Arimah’s Skinned defamiliarizes the familiar to topple social hierarchies, challenge traditions and envision new possibilities for women of the world. Using a sprightly diction, she invents a dystopian universe inhabited by unforgettable characters where friendship is tested, innocence is lost, and readers gain a new understanding of life.”
French rights to Arimah’s collection WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY are available.
Sigourney Weaver is set to star as Hildy Good, the heroine of Ann Leary’s THE GOOD HOUSE, in a movie adaptation produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners.
“Leary writes with humor and insight, revealing both the pure pleasure of drinking and the lies and justifications of alcoholism, the warmth Hildy feels toward others when she drinks and the desperation that makes her put alcohol before the people she loves. The result is a layered and complex portrait of a woman struggling with addiction, in a town where no secret stays secret for long.” —The New York Times
French rights to THE GOOD HOUSE are available.