Posted on 05/05/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The prize honors a “distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place” and earns its recipient £10,000 ($12,300).
Ypi's memoir, Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History, describes her coming-of-age years in Albania, which coincided with the country's transition from Soviet-style socialism into a Western-style free market.
The author was eleven at that time — an age that's already tumultuous for many, without the political upheaval that Albania saw.
You can see the rest of the shortlist and the judges' praise for Free in the Guardian.
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