Caleb Azumah Nelson

Genres: Fiction | Novel

Caleb Azumah Nelson is a 29-year-old British-Ghanaian writer and photographer living in South East London. His first novel, Open Water, won the Costa First Novel Award and Debut of the Year at the British Book Awards, and was a no.1 Times bestseller. It also won the Bad Form Book of the Year Award, a Betty Trask Award and a Somerset Maugham Award, and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, Waterstones Book of the Year, and longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize. He was selected as a National Book Foundation ‘5 under 35’ honoree by Brit Bennett. His second novel, Small Worlds, was published by Viking in 2023 and is shortlisted for the 2024 Dylan Thomas Prize.


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