“The Fanatic” on The Caine Prize 2006 Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2006 Caine Prize in African Writing has been announced, and I was thrilled and honored to find out that my short story, “The Fanatic,” was included. The shortlisted stories are:

Sefi Atta (Nigeria). “The Last Trip” in Chimurenga.
Darrel Bristow-Bovey (South Africa). “A Joburg Story” in African Compass.
Muthoni Garland (Kenya). “Tracking the Scent of my Mother” in Seventh Street Alchemy.
Laila Lalami (Morocco). “The Fanatic” in Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits.
Mary Watson (South Africa). “Jungfrau” in Moss.

You can find out more about the prize in this Guardian article. The winning story will be announced on July 10, at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.