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Arthur C. Clarke Award winner for 2020 announced: Namwali Serpell (award news).

September 23, 2020 | By | Reply More

The winner of this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award for best SF novel of the year is in, and the title is – drumroll, please … Namwali Serpell for The Old Drift.

Tade Thompson, the previous year’s winner, said, “At last, an African book of unarguable universality. Namwali Serpell has created something specifically Zambian and generally African at the same time. The Old Drift is everything fiction should be, and everything those of us who write should aspire to.”

Well done, Namwali.

The best science fiction novel for 2020 was chosen from the following short-list.

The 2020 judging panel were Stewart Hotston, British Science Fiction Association; Alasdair Stuart, British Science Fiction Association; Farah Mendlesohn, Science Fiction Foundation; Chris Pak, Science Fiction Foundation; and Rhian Drinkwater, of the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival.

Arthur C. Clarke Award winner for 2020 announced: Namwali Serpell (award news).

Arthur C. Clarke Award winner for 2020 announced: Namwali Serpell (award news).

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