The Advisory board for the Nigerian LNG Prize for Literature has shortlisted three writers for this year’s prize. The initial shortlist made public in July comprised of eleven names. The final three writers shortlisted are: Friday John Abba (Alekwu Night Dance), Jude Idada (Oduduwa, King of the Edos) and Sam Ukala (Iredi War).
The chairman of the prize’s advisory board, Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo has revealed that the winner of the competition will be announced on the 9th of October, 2014 at a World Press Conference.
The prize money for the winner is $100,000 (USD)