Following the recent French publication of Kayo Mpoyi's debut novel Mai Means Water (Dieu est un Garcon Noir a Lunettes), it is our pleasure to announce that the book has been shortlisted for the esteemed debutant award Premier Roman Étranger together with three other novels. The jury, which consists of literary critics, will reveal their final decision on 24 October. In Sweden, the novel was previously awarded the Katapult Prize for Best Debut.
Meanwhile Kayo Mpoyi's second novel, An Exercise in Revolution, has just been released in Swedish.
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