2023 ANA PRIZES SHORT LISTS
The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), the biggest writers’ body on the African continent, is pleased to announce the Long and Short lists for the twenty 2023 edition of ANA Prizes. Carefully selected from a pool of entries, the lists are provided genre by genre and in no order is as follows:
2023 ANA CHINUA ACHEBE PRIZE
1. Rogues of the East by Ikenna Okeh
2. Leave my Bones in Saskatoon by Michael Afenfia
3. The Nigerian Mafia by Onyeka Nwelue
4. Zeb Silhouette by Chinyere Grace Okafor
5. Saro by Nike Campbell
6. Turbulent Waters by Timothy Etchie
2023 ANA PRIZE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
1. Finding Kitty by Chigozie A. Mbadugha
2. A Wonderful World by Vincent Evhade
3. The Female's Duty by Ireyimika Oladele-Ojo
4. Crossroad by Taiwo Idowu
ANA/KMVL 2023 POETRY PRIZE
1. Utibe Hanson. Unnoticed: Presence of Things
2. Charles Terseer Akwen. On This Land
3. Tope Ogundare. Will You Buy My Wares?
4. Umar Abubakar Sidi. Like Butterflies Scattered About by Art Rascals
5. Thomas Peretu. Whispers in a Junkyard
2023 ANA/ ABUBAKAR GIMBA PRIZE FOR SHORT STORY
1. Storm Across the Sahel: A Collection of Short Stories by Aliyu Danladi
2. When Dreams Burn by Dul Johnson
2023 ANA DRAMA PRIZE
1. Isidore Diala (2023) The Truce. Ibadan: Kraft Books Ltd.
2. Dul Johnson (2023) In the Crucible. Abuja: NIRPRI/LEHAP.
3. Olatunbosun Taofeek (2022) Where is Patient Zero. Lagos: Grecian Company.
4. Bayo Mosoba (2023). Passing-Out Parade in Mankilla. Ibadan: Noirledge
5. Olutayo Irantiola (2022) The Okeho Exodus: Regicide, Revolt, Relocation. Ibadan, PEO Davies.
6. Nkiru Akaenyi (2023). The Mandate. Abak: Ablaze Publishers.
7. Ineye Johnny Dudafa (2023) Mangrove in the Desert. Abuja: NIRPRI.
8. Stephen Kekeghe (2022) Broken Edges. Ibadan Kraft Books Ltd.
9. Peter Omoko (2023). Kidnapped. Ibadan: Kraft Books Ltd.
10. Achalugo Chioma Ilozumba. The Women in the Mirror. (2023). Lagos: The Story Station.
11. Olubunmi Familoni (2023). When Big Masquerades Dance Naked. Ibadan: Noirledge.
2023 ANA PROSE PRIZE
1. Trophy Husband by Ejiro Joyce Otive-Igbuzor
2. The Nigerian Mafia Mumbai by Onyeka Nwelue
3. Some Angels Don’t See God by Ever Obi
4. The Black Men of Bissonnet Street by Sola Owonibi
5. And Then He Sang a Lullaby by Ani Kayode Somtochukwu
NOTE: Kindly be informed that the winners will be announced at the Award Dinner Night during the 2023 ANA International Convention hold at the Mamman Vatsa Writers Village, Mpape, Abuja in November 2023.
ANA Annual Literary Prizes/Awards
At the last count ANA has 14 literary prizes award categories(for both published and unpublished works) cutting across all the genres of literature and open to both young and old Nigerian writers, at home and abroad, with the least cash prize being ₦50,000 and the highest being $2,500.These prizes, endowed by institutions and individuals and administered by ANA are publicly advertised, entered for, judged by reputable panel of judges and awarded without fail every year as appropriate. The detail of these prizes are as follows:
|S/No.||Competition||Category of Entries||Prizes|
|1||ANA/Cadbury Prize for Poetry||Published works only||$2,500|
|2||ANA/NDDC Flora Nwapa Prize for Women (Creative) Writing||Published works only||N100,000|
|3||ANA/NDDC Gabriel Okara Prize for Poetry||Published unpublished works||₦100,000|
|4||ANA/NDDC J. P. Clark Prize for Drama||Published unpublished works||₦100,000|
|5||ANA/NDDC Ken Saro Wiwa Prize for Prose||Published unpublished works||₦100,000|
|6||ANA/Chevron Prose Prize on Environmental issues (Prose)||Published works only||$2000|
|7||ANA/Esiaba Irobi Prize for Playwriting||Published unpublished works||₦50, 000|
|8||ANA/Jacaranda Prize for Prose Fiction||Published works only||₦50,000|
|9||ANA/Funtime Prize for Children’s Literature (Prose)|
*Winning entry to be published by sponsor (Funtime Publications) with a sign on advance royalty of N250,000
|unpublished works only, Ages 8-15||₦150,000|
|10||ANA/Atiku Abubakar Prize for Children’s Literature||Published works and picture books only; Ages 0-7||₦100,000|
|11||ANA/Lantern Books Prize for Children’s Fiction|
*Winning entry to be published by Lantern Books.
|Unpublished works only, Ages 8 – 15||₦100,000|
|12||ANA/James Ene Henshaw Prize for Playwriting|
*Playwright of winning entry to work with an experienced director for the production of the play
|Unpublished play scripts only||₦100,000|
|13||ANA/NECO Teen Author Prize (prose)||Published unpublished works||₦100,000|
|14||ANA/Mazariyya Teen Author Prize (poetry)||Published unpublished works||₦50,000|
However, during the Remi Raji led ANA National Executive Council (2011-2013) the list of annual prizes were audited to exclude prizes whose sponsors’ were no longer forthcoming or became inoperatable due to some other administrative issues. Consequently, the list of subsisting ANA awards to date is as follows:
|S/No.||Competition||Category of Entries||Prizes|
|1||ANA Prize for Poetry||Published unpublished works||₦100,000.00|
|2||ANA Prize for Prose Fiction||Published unpublished works||₦100,000.00|
|3||ANA Prize for Drama||Published unpublished works||₦100,000.00|
|4||ANA/Maria Ajima Prize for Literary Criticism||Focus on criticism of emergent Nigerian Literature||₦100,000.00|
|5||ANA/Abubakar Gimba Prize for Fiction (Short Stories collections)||Published works only||₦200,000.00|
|6||ANA Children’s Literature Prize (for ages 7-13 years)||Published works only||₦100,000.00|