Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Winner

Creative Direction, Fiction
About This Project


I oversaw the Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize that resulted in the selection of this book as winner. The book was well-received by readers and reviewers and went on to win the Center for Fiction 2022 First Novel Prize.


“Propulsive and philosophical. . . . The novel brims with sparkling prose. Naga’s sentences are precise and rich with bold, complex observations. . . . [An] exhilarating debut.”—Nadia Owusu, New York Times Book Review