Chatto & Windus to publish NoViolet Bulawayo’s 2nd novel

Chatto & Windus has acquired NoViolet Bulawayo’s second novel Glory, a “punchy, funny, piercing” novel inspired by the fall of Robert Mugabe. 

Becky Hardie, deputy publishing director, acquired British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Alba Ziegler-Bailey at the Wylie Agency, according to a TheBookseller report. Glory will be published in hardback, e-book and audio on 7th April 2022.

NoViolet Bulawayo is the pen name of Elizabeth Zandile Tshele, a Zimbabwean author and Stegner Fellow at Stanford University (2012–14).Bulawayo won the Caine Prize 2011 with her story “Hitting Budapest”, which had been published in the November/December 2010 issue of the Boston Review and became the opening chapter of her 2013 debut novel, We Need New Names, which was included in the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist, making Bulawayo the first black African woman and the first Zimbabwean to be shortlisted for the prize. She also won the Etisalat Prize for Literature and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, among other accolades.

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