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Nnedi Okorafor Wins Kurd Laßwitz Prize

Nnedi Okorafor’s novel, THE BOOK OF PHOENIX, has won
Kurd Laßwitz Prize for Best Foreign Science-Fiction Book
(translated into German).
The award is given for works written in or translated into
the German language and published during the previous
year. The Kurd-LaßwitzPrize is probably and possibly the
best-known science fiction award from Germany.
The award is named after the Science Fiction German
author Kurd Laßwitz and was first awarded in 1981. Kurd
Laßwitz is recognised in Germany as the ”the father of
German Science-fiction.”
The awards will be presented September 22 at ElsterCon
in Leipzig, Germany.
It was an inestimable happiness for the Nigerian writer of
fantasy and science fiction for both children and adults as
she expressed her feelings on her facebook timeline:
”Just learned that my novel The Book of Phoenix won the
Kurd Laßwitz Prize [one of Germany’s biggest science
fiction prizes] for Best Foreign Science Fiction Book.
Wunderbar! Brief description of THE BOOK OF PHOENIX:
A genetically-engineered African woman destroys her
prison.”
Nnedi Okorafor Wins Kurd Laßwitz Prize

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