Posted on October 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Belated congratulations to author Maryse Condé, who was announced as the winner of the alternative Nobel Prize on Friday!

To learn more about Condé in her own words, check out this interview she granted to a Facebook reading and discussion group that read her 1986 prize-winning novel, I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, over the summer.

(And good news about the upcoming work she mentions in the interview – The Bookseller reported this morning that World Editions has acquired the world English rights for The Fabulous and Sad Destiny of Ivan and Ivana and expects to release it next fall.)

You can also read a bit more about Condé in the coverage of the award from The Guardian and The New York Times.

In case you missed the leadup to this — the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 was postponed over rape allegations connected to the Swedish Academy, which administers the award.

A separate group, the New Academy, formed this summer for the sole purpose of giving out an alternative to the Nobel Prize.

It will dissolve on December 11, the day after it officially hands out the prize.

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