January 25, 2021

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Why the English novel is no longer English

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Today’s English literature reflects ethnic diversity and it’s not just the current fashion: Kate Williams in Al Jazeera

jhumpa_lahiri-620x412In early April, the Baileys Prize shortlist for fiction by women was announced. Although it is a UK-based prize, there are no authors who are sole citizens of the UK on the shortlist: Donna Tartt is American, Hannah Kent is Australian, Audrey Magee and Eimear McBride are Irish, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is from Nigeria and Jhumpa Lahiri holds both US and British citizenships.

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