Full List of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Awards & Nominations

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Here are full list of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Awards won,  Nominations and other Success stories so far.

List of  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Awards won so far

  1. BBC Short Story Competition 2002 joint winner, for ‘That Harmattan Morning’
  2. O. Henry Prize 2003, for ‘The American Embassy’
  3. David T. Wong International Short Story Prize 2002/2003 (PEN Center Award), for ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’
  4. Hurston/Wright Legacy Award 2004 (Best Debut Fiction Category), for Purple Hibiscus
  5. Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2005: Best First Book (Africa), for Purple Hibiscus
  6. Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2005: Best First Book (overall), for Purple Hibiscus
  7. Anisfield-Wolf Book Award 2007 (fiction category), for Half of a Yellow Sun (joint winner with Martha Collins, for Blue Front)
  8. PEN ‘Beyond Margins’ Award 2007, for Half of a Yellow Sun (joint winner with Ernest Hardy for his essay collection Blood Beats, Vol. 1, Harryette Mullen for her poetry anthology, Recyclopedia, and Alberto Ríos for his poetry collection, Theater of Night)
  9. Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, for Half of a Yellow Sun
  10. 2008 Future… Award (Young Person of the Year category)
  11. 2008 MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant (along with 24 other winners)
  12. 2009 International Nonino Prize
  13. Listed among The New Yorker’s ’20 Under 40′, 2010
  14. 2013 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize (fiction category), for Americanah
  15. Listed among the ‘Ten Best Books of 2013’, New York Times Book Review, for Americanah
  16. Listed among the ‘Top Ten Books of 2013’, BBC, for Americanah
  17. Listed among the ‘100 Most Influential Africans 2013’, New African
  18. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award 2013 (fiction category), for Americanah
  19. Listed among the ‘Leading Women of 2014’ by CNN

List of  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Nomination so far

  1. Shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2002, for ‘You in America’
  2. Runner-up in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition 2002, for ‘The Tree in Grandma’s Garden’
  3. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2004, for Purple Hibiscus
  4. Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2004, for Purple Hibiscus
  5. Nominated for the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Best Books for Young Adults Award (2004), for Purple Hibiscus
  6. Shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2004/2005, for Purple Hibiscus
  7. Nominated for the 33rd Annual National Book Critics Circle Prize (2006), for Half of a Yellow Sun
  8. Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2007: Best Book (Africa), for Half of a Yellow Sun
  9. Nominated for the British Book Awards 2007, category ‘Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year’, for Half of a Yellow Sun
  10. Nominated for the James Tait Black Memorial prize 2007, for Half of a Yellow Sun
  11. Longlisted for the International Impac Dublin Award 2008, for Half of a Yellow Sun
  12. Nominated for the Reader’s Digest Author of the Year Award 2008
  13. Longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2009, for The Thing around Your Neck
  14. Shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2009, for The Thing around Your Neck
  15. Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2010: Best Book (Africa), for The Thing around Your Neck
  16. Nominated for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2010, for The Thing around Your Neck (runner-up)
  17. Nominated for the 2011 ThisDay Awards, ‘New Champions for an Enduring Culture’ category
  18. Shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Book Prize for Fiction, 2014, for Americanah
  19. Nominated for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, ‘Personality of the Year’ category
  20. Nominated for the 2014 Forbes Africa ‘Person of the Year’ Award
  21. Nominated for the 2014 YNaija! Person of the Year Award

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Success list so far

  1. Back cover of and introduction to Amanda N. Adichie, For Love of Biafra (Ibadan: Spectrum Books, 1998).
  2. Biographical notes introducing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, ‘The Scarf’, Wasafiri 37 (Winter 2002), p. 26.
  3. Author information on the jacket of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple Hibiscus (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2003).
  4. ‘Spinning Tales of Africa’, Connecticut State University: News and Events, 22 January 2004.
  5. Interview with Behlor Santi, Writers Notes Magazine 1, 2004, pp. 65-70.
  6. Interview with Chris Meade (also includes a biography), Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, 2005.
  7. ‘I left home to find home’, Interview by Carl Wilkinson, Observer, 6 March 2005.
  8. ‘Per Contra Interviews: Miriam N. Kotzin with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’, Per Contra, Spring 2006.
  9. Patterson, Christina, ‘Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Fortunes of war and peace’, Independent, 18 August 2006.
  10. Peel, Michael, ‘Love in the time of war’, Financial Times, 9 September 2006.
  11. ’12 Questions for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’, Interview with Jane Ciabattari, Critical Mass, 12 September 2006.
  12. Gonzalez, Susan, ‘In her novel, student tells human story of Biafran War’, Yale Bulletin and Calendar 35.23 (30 March 2007).
  13. ‘Chimamanda Adichie chosen as Radcliffe fellow’, NEXT, 18 March 2011.


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