Ghanaian author faces husband for Canada fiction prize

Esi Edugyan

Ghanaian-born Esi Edugyan, who won the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize has been nominated for British Columbia’s Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize in Canada, a prize her husband Steven Price has also been nominated for.

Steven Price is up for the award for his debut novel, “Into That Darkness” while Esi Edugyan’s novel “Half-Blood Blues” was selected for the award, according to Canadian National Post.

The BC Book Prizes award $14,000 to nominees in seven different categories.

Besides, Edugyan and Price, those nominated are Frances Greenslade (Shelter), Michael Christie (The Beggar’s Garden) and D.W. Wilson (Once You Break A Knuckle).

The winners will be announced May 12.

Meanwhile Esi’s novel has also been nominated for the Orange Prize for women writers, reports the Vancouver Sun.

The Orange Prize will be shortlisted April 17, with the winner announced in London on May 30.

By Ekow Quandzie

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