One of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes, the Nobel Prize for Literature, was awarded today to Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah. Gurnah has written ten novels. He lives in England, but was born in Zanzibar. He arrived in England as a refugee in the 1960s. Gurnah is the first Black African author to win the award since 1986, the year Wole Soyinka of Nigeria was awarded the prize. The prize is worth over $1 million.