Sidik Fofana wins Whiting Award 2023
We're happy to announce that Sidik Fofana has won the Whiting Award 2023 for narrative!
Since 1985 the Withing Award has been presented annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays.
The author has been awarded for his debut novel Stories from The Tenants Downstairs, published by Scribner in March 2022.
From the Selection Committee:
Sidik Fofana hears voices with a reporter’s careful ear but records them with a fiction writer’s unguarded heart. The subjects of his stories are the tenants of a Harlem apartment building in the path of gentrification, and he views them with tenderness and irony, attuned to harmony and discordance in the disputed space between the individual and the world. Here their harsh realities bloom into a possible future, making light in the shadows.
Italian rights are still available.