ANNOUNCEMENT OF NOMINEES FOR THE 2014 BURT AWARD FOR AFRICAN LITERATURE COMPETITION

The National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) in collaboration with the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE) is pleased to announce the following as the nominees for the 2014 Burt Award for African Literature following the manuscripts submitted in 2013: Name                               Manuscript Title
Moraa Gitaa                       The Shark Attack, submitted by Moran Publishers.
Elizabeth Kibue                  The Choice, submitted by Longhorn Publishers.
Anthony Mugo                   Ask the Stars, submitted by Longhorn Publishers.

The order of these names as they appear above has no bearing on the ranking of the Award. The ranking will be made known at a later date.

The awards (CAD$ 9,000; 7,000 and 5,000 for positions 1, 2 and 3 respectively) will be presented in September 2014 during the Book Week period. The actual date will be made known later.

The NBDCK wishes to congratulate these nominees and also thank all publishers who took part in the competition through submission of manuscripts in 2013.