Author of The Hired Man, The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones, and a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water. Her latest book, an essay collection, The Window Seat: Notes from a
The recipient of a Windham Campbell Aminatta has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award and been a finalist for the Neustadt Prize for Literature the Baillie Gifford Prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the IMPAC Award. She is also winner of a Hurston Wright Legacy Award, the Liberaturpreis in Germany and the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize. Aminatta is a past recipient of a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship. Her latest novel Happiness was a finalist for the Ondaatje Prize and the Jhalak Prize, and nominated for the European Prize for Fiction. To date Aminatta’s books have been translated into twenty-two languages. Aminatta has acted as judge for the The International Man Booker, the Giller Prize, the Baillie Gifford Prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and the Caine Prize.