He is the second writer of colour from sub-Saharan Africa to win the biggest literary award.
There are 563 people still unaccounted for in and around Paradise, a community of nearly 27,000 people that was largely incinerated when the flames swept through two weeks ago.
Fourteen more bodies were found in and around Paradise where at least 6,700 homes and businesses have been destroyed.
Nine people were found dead in and around the northern California town of Paradise, where more than 6,700 homes and businesses were burned down by the 90,000-acre Camp Fire, the state's most destructive on record, authorities say.
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