- Competition: Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature 2023
- Edition: Third Edition
- Genre: Prose
- Prize: ₦1,000,000
- Deadline: July 1, 2023
- Sponsor: Anambra State Government
- Convener: Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA)
- Open to Nigerian writers at home and abroad
- Open to only books published between 2021 and 2023 in English
- Unpublished work are not eligible for the Chinua Achebe Prize
- Only novels are eligible
- Only one novel per author will be considered in any one year
- Six copies of the work are required
To apply, send six original published copies of the work including a letter from the publisher to:
Chinua Achebe Prize
The General Secretary,
Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA),
KM 2, Mamman Vatsa Writers’ Village, Mpape, Abuja
The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) calls for entries for the 2023 Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature. The prize, which is in its third edition, is awarded to Nigerian novelists both home and abroad of English expression, to honour the revered African novelist, Chinua Achebe.
The prize was initiated by the Anambra State Government in July 2021 as a mark of honour for the literary icon on the fortieth anniversary of founding of the Association of Nigerian Authors.
In a press release by ANA General Secretary, Maik Ortserga, the focus on fiction in the prize “reflects the efforts of the Nigerian writer of the contemporary era to change the narratives and intensify the search for a better world.”
The cash prize of ₦1,000,000 will be awarded at this year’s ANA International Convention at Mammam Vatsa Writers Village Abuja in November 2023 to the winning entry.