Caine Prize Winner: Literature is Not a Competitive Sport

Newly named Caine Prize winner Namwali Serpell says that her act of mutiny as she calls it was premeditated.

The literary prize, awarded annually to just one African writer for a short story written in English, comes with a financial reward just over $15,000. The Zambian writer says shed dreamed up her mutiny days before the Monday ceremony: If she should win, shed split that sum with her fellow nominees.

Its such a wonderful group of people, such a cohesive group of writers, she says in an interview with NPR. And it just felt weird and sad that we were now going to be pitted against each other in some kind of battle r