Commonwealth Writers' Prize winner
Aminatta Forna is a novelist, memoirist and essayist. Her novels are The Hired Man, The Memory of Love, Ancestor Stones and Happiness. In 2002 she published a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water. Her essay collection, The Window Seat, was published in 2021. She is the winner of a Windham Campbell Award from Yale University and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and has been a finalist for the Neustadt Prize, the Orange Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize and the IMPAC Award. Aminatta was made an OBE in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours list.
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Understanding Point-of-View and Perspective in Fiction and Writing Real People