Meshack Asare has been named winner of the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.
Asare, a native of Ghana, who lives in Degenfield, Germany, is the first African to win the $25,000 prize.
The Neustadt Prize, which is sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today, is awarded every other year. He won the award on Oct. 24 for ” Kwajo and the Brassman’s Secret,” first published in 1981.
Asare’s other books include “Sosu’s Call,” “Chipo and the Bird on the Hill,” “The Magic Goat,” and “Cat: In Search of a Friend.”