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Chinua Achebe to receive Gish Prize

27th September 2010

Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has been named as the recipient of the 2010 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.

The writer, whose works include Things Fall Apart and Anthills of the Savannah, will receive the award and a silver medallion at the Hudson Theatre in New York on October 27th.

Achebe said he is 'proud and grateful' to receive the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, as it demonstrates the 'long journey' that African authors have taken in recent decades.

'When I was a boy growing up in Nigeria, becoming a novelist was a far-away dream. Now it is a reality for many African writers, not just myself,' he commented.

The Gish Prize was founded by silent film stars Dorothy and Lillian Gish to recognise artistic pioneers who have shaped the cultural landscape of their chosen fields. Past recipients include playwright Arthur Miller, film director Ingmar Bergman and Sundance Institute founder and actor Robert Redford.

In her will, Lillian Gish said she hoped the prize would bring recognition to those who have changed the arts world and encourage others to follow in their footsteps.
 

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