The Fortune Men
Nadifa Mohamed is the author of the 2021 Booker Prize-shortlisted The Fortune Men, a fictionalised retelling of the story of Somali seaman Mahmood Mattan, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1950s Cardiff. As brilliantly written as it is devastating, The Fortune Men brings to life forgotten and recent Black British history in a confronting and vital way. With her previous novels Orchard of Lost Souls and Black Mamba Boy, Nadifa has won the Betty Trask Prize and Somerset Maughan Award and been selected for the Granta Best of Young British Novelists. A British-Somali novelist, Nadifa lives in London.