Esi Edugyans Washington Black named finalist fo

first_imgEsi Edugyan’s ‘Washington Black’ named finalist for Carnegie literary prize NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Canadian novelist whose latest book has already been shortlisted for some of the world’s most coveted literary prizes has been named a finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal.Victoria-based author Esi Edugyan’s “Washington Black,” which follows a boy’s escape from slavery at a Barbados sugar plantation with the help of the owner’s brother, was named by the American Library Association as one of three finalists for the Carnegie medal for fiction.“Washington Black” was also shortlisted for Britain’s Man Booker prize and is a finalist for the upcoming Scotiabank Giller Prize.Tommy Orange, whose debut novel “There There” is among the year’s most acclaimed books, is also a Carnegie finalist along with fellow American Rebecca Makkai, who was nominated for “The Great Believers.”Non-fiction finalists were Kiese Laymon’s “Heavy: An American Memoir,” Francisco Cantu’s “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” and Beth Macy’s “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America.”Winners receive $5,000 each and will be announced Jan. 27.The prize, established in 2012, is sponsored in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan is photographed at home in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, August 27, 2018. A Canadian novelist whose latest book has already been shortlisted for some of the world’s most coveted literary prizes has been named a finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito last_img read more

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