Monday, September 27, 2010

Young Nigerian Writer signs deal with British Publisher, Faber.
























A 19-year-old Nigerian undergraduate student has signed a two-novel deal with the British publisher Faber, making her its youngest ever woman author. Chibundu Onuzo, a history student at King's College London, will have her first novel, "The Spider King's Daughter," published next year.


"I wrote the book in my last year at school," Onuzo told CNN. "I've been writing since I was 10, but this was the first novel I finished, so it was very liberating to be able to write 'The End.'"

Onuzo, who moved to England to go to school five years ago, found an agent before she had even finished writing, and sealed the book deal on her first meeting with a publisher. Her editor at Faber, Sarah Savitt, describes Onuzo as a "very talented writer at the beginning of an exciting writing career."

Source: CNN

9 comments:

Prism of an immigrant said...

Congrats to my naija writers. They doing it big these days ;P

Anonymous said...

thats very inspiring... and good for Nigeria's image abroad....

ShadeNonconformist said...

Wow!! Good for her. Looking forward to reading the book.

Nigerian Film and TV Addict said...

good girl

ChiChiLuv said...

You Go Girl!!!

skankmypeaceofmind said...

nice. at least if we can't wow them with our development, we can wow them with our stories.

well done girl

blush said...

awww, bless her.

adebanji said...

Amazing, I really get inspired with news like this!

Dammy said...

God bless u,u've made us proud,may God continue 2 give u more idea's,dis is just d beginin.