Lizzy Attree has joined the board of Short Story Day Africa.
Attree stepped down as the director of the Caine Prize for African Writing in February, where she served from 2014-2018, is the co-founder of the Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize, and sits on the Writivism Board of Trustees.
Short Story Day Africa is a non-profit organisation that aims to develop African writers and editors and provide a platform for their work. SSDA runs an annual editing workshop for emerging African editors, and the Short Story Day Africa Prize, one of the most prestigious prizes for African writing on the continent.
Attree will assist the running of the organisation and will represent SSDA’s interests in the United Kingdom.
‘Short Story Day Africa is thrilled to welcome Lizzy Attree to our board of directors,’ SSDA founder Rachel Zadok says. ‘Lizzy brings her extensive expertise in the field of African writing to the project.
‘With Lizzy’s help, we hope to make the SSDA Prize a contender on the global stage.’
The longlist for the 2018 Short Story Day Africa Prize was announced in December; the shortlist will be announced soon.