LONDON, 12 November 2020 – The Nigerian-born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Half of a Yellow Sun.
it is a one-off award issued to mark the 25thanniversary of the award, formerly known as the Orange Prize and the Bailey’s Prize.
Adichie said: “I’m especially moved to be voted Winner of Winners because this is the prize that first brought a wide readership to my work – and has also introduced me to the work of many talented writers.”
The novel published in 2006 is based in Nigeria during the Biafra War.
Half of a Yellow Sun was made into a film in 2013 starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie first win of the prize was in 2007.
She was chosen in a public vote by more than 8,500 people choosing the winner from a list of all 25 previous winners.