Where were you at the shortlist announcement and what was your reaction to the news?
I was at home editing a text I had written before. I was waiting for the shortlist announcement, and when I read the news on social media, it made me happy, even more so than at the time of the longlist announcement. After many friends called to congratulate me on Praise for the Women of the Family reaching the shortlist. Then I was showered with congratulations and good wishes on Facebook which made me even happier.