Forna, A: Happiness
A breathtaking novel featuring a chance encounter bringing together two strangers' lives. Although in London for different reasons, the encounter interweaves these strangers' experiences. What ensues is an exploration of modern values, new and lost love, and the search for the true nature of happiness.
Aminatta Forna is the author of the novels
The Hired Man,
The Memory of Love and
Ancestor Stones, and the memoir
The Devil that Danced on the Water. Her books have won multiple prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Book Award, and been shortlisted for many others, among them the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Neustadt Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Dublin International IMPAC Award. In 2014 Forna won the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize, an award from Yale University in honour of an author's body of work.
Happiness was longlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2019. Forna has acted as judge for a number of literary awards, including the International Man Booker. She is currently Lannan Visiting Chair of Poetics at Georgetown University and Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. In 2017, she was awarded an OBE. aminattaforna.com / @aminattaforna