National Book Award Finalists For Young People’s Literature

National Book Award Finalists For Young People’s Literature

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The National Book Foundation has unveiled the finalists for the National Book Awards. Listing five books each in five categories, they’ve given us some recognizable names, but it’s going to be an interesting year considering that none of the authors have taken home a National Book Award in these categories before. For this article, we’re going to show you what made it into the ‘Young People’s Literature’ category.     Pet by Akwaeke Emezi   Image Via Amazon   This book follows Jam and her best friend, Redemption, as they learn that monsters exist and suddenly meet Pat, a creature …

Trans Non-Binary Author Akwaeke Emezi Nominated for Women’s Prize in Fiction

Trans Non-Binary Author Akwaeke Emezi Nominated for Women’s Prize in Fiction

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  Well this is exciting news. According to the Guardian, the Women’s prize for fiction has nominated a non-binary trans author. The author in question is Akwaeke Emezi, a thirty-one  year old Nigerian author, who has been nominated for their first novel, Freshwater. Freshwater tells the tale of a woman called Ada, who has to deal with a ‘fractured self’ as new personalities emerge in her mind and threaten to take over Ada’s mind. Emezi is one of seven authors up for the prize, with the judges considering the nomination a ‘historic moment’. The judges for their part say they were not …