Whispers Through a Megaphone: the soundtrack

03 Sep 2015

Rachel Elliott’s charming debut Whispers Through a Megaphone is delightfully peppered with eclectic musical references, so we asked the author herself to compile a Spotify playlist to be enjoyed alongside the book.

From Doris Day to Oasis, the playlist weaves its way through musical genres and several decades; giving a flavour of what’s going on in the characters’ heads. We hope you’ll agree Rachel’s playlist is a brilliant one – maybe listen to it on your commute whilst you read, to really get into the zone.

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The Fishermen longlisted for the Guardian first book award

14 Aug 2015

Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen has been longlisted for the Guardian first book award!

The Guardian first book award is awarded annually to debut authors writing in English, or translated into English, across all genres. The award is unique in judging first-time works of fiction alongside those of non-fiction and is the only literary award that rewards first-time writers in all genres.

Previous winners of the prize include Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Foer and Robert Macfarlane.

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Obioma shortlisted for the FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Award 2015

07 Aug 2015

Chigozie Obioma has been shortlisted for the inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award.

The FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award will recognise the most inventive and creative fiction writers in English or English translation in Africa or the Middle East, the top film-makers in Asia-Pacific and the most distinguished artists in a variety of media in Latin America or the Caribbean.

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