Rotimi Babatunde wins 13th Caine Prize.

Rotimi Babatunde has won the
2012 Caine Prize for African
Writing, Africa’s leading literary
award, for his short story
entitled ‘Bombay’s Republic’. The Chair of Judges, Bernardine
Evaristo MBE, announced Rotimi
Babatunde as the winner of the
£10,000 prize at a dinner held on
Monday at the Bodleian Library
in Oxford. Rotimi Babatunde’s fiction and
poems have been published in
Africa, Europe and America in
journals which include Die
Aussenseite des Elementes and
Fiction on the Web and in anthologies including Little Drops
and A Volcano of Voices. He is a winner of the Meridian
Tragic Love Story Competition
organised by the BBC World
Service and his plays have been
staged and presented by
institutions which include the Halcyon Theatre, Chicago and the
Institute for Contemporary Arts. He is currently taking part in a
collaboratively produced piece at
the Royal Court and the Young
Vic as part of World Stages for a
World City. The winner of the £10,000 Caine
Prize will be given the
opportunity of taking up a
month’s residence at
Georgetown University, as a
Writer-in-Residence at the Lannan Center for Poetics and
Social Practice. The award will
cover all travel and living
expenses.

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