Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  and Nnedi Okorafor nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize for literature
Chimamanda Adichie and Nnedi Okorafor have been nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize for literature.

Following the shocking cancellation of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, a group consisting of 100 Swedish cultural figures including writers, actors and a rapper have come together to create an alternative award.

The Guardian reports that the New Academy opened the doors for Swedish Librarians to nominate authors from across the world who have told the story of humans in the world. The 46 nominees include Chimamanda Adichie, Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Nigerian/American SciFi writer Nnedi Okorafor.

Other nominees include Cormac McCarthy, Margaret Atwood, Amos Oz, Haruki Murakami, Sofi Oksanen, Olga Tokarczuk, J.K. Rowlings, Patti Smith and a strong list of other renowned writers.

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